Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Power demand keeps climbing - 02 Jul 2006

Power demand keeps climbing - 02 Jul 2006

The record-breaking run in New Zealand’s electricity demand has continued.

As System Operator, Transpower recorded a New Zealand peak demand of 6748 MW (megawatts) between 5.30 and 6pm on Thursday evening (29th June).

This surpassed two previous records set in the previous fortnight. Until this month, the highest nationwide demand for electricity had been 6513 MW on 17th August 2004. The new peak is an increase of 235 MW or 3.6%.

The North Island half hour peak demand on Thursday evening was also a new record, of 4505 MW.

And the South Island set a new record on Wednesday evening (28th June) of 2248 MW.

The high demand has been successfully managed, with all major generators making their supply available over the peak times.

Peak electricity demand records:

New Zealand: 6748 MW 29/06/06 up 3.6%
North Island: 4505 MW 29/06/06 up 2.7%
South Island: 2248 MW 28/06/06 up 1.1%
Auckland/Northland: 2133 MW 23/06/06 up 6.8%
Wellington: 640 MW 22/06/06 up 5.8%
Christchurch/Upper SI: 1080 MW 28/06/06 up 3.9%

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>

ALSO:

Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ: Super Fund Chief To Be New Reserve Bank Governor

Adrian Orr has been appointed as Reserve Bank Governor effective from 27 March 2018, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop

Scoop.co.nz has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>

Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>

ALSO: