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Electricity Demand Update

Electricity Demand Update

Average savings for Thursday 8 May were 4.5%, total demand was 99.0 GWh versus 104.1 GWh equivalent day last year. National hydro storage levels were at 1946 GWh, 64% of average.

Yesterday’s jump is the most encouraging sign so far that people of NZ are heeding the message to save power. Yesterday’s savings of 4.5% were the highest achieved by the country since the campaign began. Several major businesses have introduced measures across their national operations, and this will be starting to contribute.

Hydro lake levels are still of major concern, back to 64% of where they should be for this time of the year. “The recent inflows provided a few days’ reprieve, but the levels are now back to where they were prior to the rain, and they are going lower each day” said Patrick Strange of the Winter Power Taskforce.

Savings to-date are:


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