NZ electricity supply security unclear from 2019, Transpower says

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 08 Dec 2015

By Pattrick Smellie Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The large-scale closure of New Zealand gas and coal-fired electricity generation capacity and uncertainty about the future needs of major industrial users, such as the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, are combining to create an uncertain picture for the security of electricity supplies towards the end of the decade, says national grid operator Transpower. In a new report, Transpower says it is confident it can manage the closure of Contact Energy's 400 Megawatt Otahuhu-B power station, in south Au...

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