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New Zealand Energy Developments Update. Clem Arlidge Energy Policy Advisor 47 th APEC EWG 19-23 May 2014. New Zealand Energy Developments Outline . Establishment of the New Zealand Smart Grid Forum 2014 Oil & Gas Exploration Block Offer Renewable Electricity Generation

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New zealand energy developments update

New Zealand Energy Developments Update

Clem Arlidge

Energy Policy Advisor

47th APEC EWG 19-23 May 2014


New zealand energy developments outline
New Zealand Energy Developments Outline

  • Establishment of the New Zealand Smart Grid Forum

  • 2014 Oil & Gas Exploration Block Offer

  • Renewable Electricity Generation

  • Bioenergy Developments

  • Energy Efficiency Projects

  • Energy Intensity & GDP


Establishment of the nz smart grid forum
Establishment of the NZ Smart Grid Forum

  • Government – Electricity Networks Association partnership

  • Provide a platform for dialogue between senior representatives from across the industry, including business, scientific and academic interests

  • Objective: to advance the development of smart electricity networks in New Zealand through information sharing and dialogue, supported by analysis and focused work-streams


2014 oil gas exploration block offer
2014 Oil & Gas Exploration Block Offer

  • Oil is NZ’s 4th largest export

  • $2.5 billion contribution to GDP

    2014 Exploration permits awarded to:

  • Statoil (Norway)

  • Woodside Energy (Australia)

  • Mont D’or Petroleum (Singapore)

  • 37 wells drilled (two offshore) in 2013/14


New renewable electricity generation
New Renewable Electricity Generation

Meridian Energy Mill Creek wind farm

  • 26 turbines

  • 60MW capacity

  • Powering 30,000 homes

  • 40-50% average operating capacity (global average 30%)

  • Due to be commissioned in Dec 2o14

    Contact Energy TeMihi geothermal power station

  • 166MW capacity

  • Expected to reach full capacity in late 2014


Electricity generation q4 2013
Electricity Generation Q4 2013

  • 75% of electricity was generated from renewables in 2013, up from 73% in 2012

  • Electricity generation greenhouse gas emissions for the December 2013 quarter were the lowest in 17 years

  • 84% renewable generation in the December 2013 quarter


Thermal electricity generation q4 2013
Thermal Electricity Generation Q4 2013

  • Electricity generated from coal in Q4 declined to 211 GWh, its lowest in over 14 years.

  • 62% lower than in the December quarter 2012, and the lowest since the March quarter 1999.

  • Electricity generated from gas in Q4 2013 was the lowest in over 17 years.

Huntly coal and gas power station


Bioenergy developments
Bioenergy Developments

Z Energy’s $21 million (NZD) biofuel production plant

  • Producing 20 million litres of biodiesel annually

    The Southland Renewable Heat Hub

  • Heating for industrial processes and commercial buildings

  • Creating demand for 16,000 tonnes of wood

  • Offsetting 8,000 tonnes C02 per year


Energy efficiency projects
Energy Efficiency Projects

Four new energy efficiency programmes

  • Efficiency and renewable energy use in the meat and dairy sectors

  • Fuel efficiency on New Zealand’s heavy vehicle fleet

  • Fuel efficient tyres information campaign

  • Southland Renewable Heat hub

  • Government will invest an additional $5.35 million over the next three years


Warm up new zealand insulation retrofits
Warm Up New Zealand Insulation Retrofits

  • Over 250,000 homes retrofitted with insulation to date

  • Government investing $100 million over three years and a further $50 million from project partners

  • Reducing respiratory illnesses and diseases such as asthma and rheumatic fever




Further reading1
Further Reading

NZ Energy Publications

www.med.govt.nz/sectors-industries/energy/energy-modelling

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) information

http://www.eeca.govt.nz/



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