Did you know?
New Zealand produced over 70% of its electricity from renewable resources - approximately 60% from hydro, 4% wind and 10% geothermal.*
We perform well by world standards and rank the third highest in the OECD for renewables after Iceland and Norway.
Most of our hydro power is generated via run-ofriver and canal projects with natural storage lakes
Hydro is the cornerstone of generation, but resources and areas for development are limited in New Zealand, that's why wind and geothermal are being explored and are growing in their contribution to our energy needs.
Wind integrates extremely well with our hydro storage in that when the wind blows we can use the energy produced that helps to conserve the water in our storage lakes.