Unfairly maligned Genesis cleared over August black-outs

Unfairly maligned Genesis cleared over August black-outs
The decision by Genesis not to fire up Huntly power station to full capacity was rational says regulator. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Another chapter in the ongoing fallout from the August 2021 electricity blackout has closed with the sector regulator saying Genesis Energy broke no rules and acted rationally in not firing up more generation that day.The Aug 9 blackouts were the first of their type in New Zealand for decades and the lights went out at tens of thousands of houses with their electricity deliberately cut to reduce pressure on the network.Much of the initial finger-pointing was aimed at generators who were accused of not supplying enough electricity on what was th...

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