Net electricity generation in New Zealand

1974–2016, thousands of Gigawatt Hours


Net generation: includes generation from cogeneration plants.
1 Gigawatt Hour (GWh) = 0.0036 Petajoules (PJ).
Solar energy: Distributed Solar PV Generation has been estimated using Electricity Authority data.
Waste heat: includes heat from chemical processes (e.g. fertiliser industry).
Total Renewables: Hydro, Geothermal, Biogas, Wood, Wind, and Solar

Data provided by

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Dataset name

Energy in New Zealand: Electricity December 2016


How to find the data

Under the 'Download the data tables' section, click on the hyperlink 'Data tables for electricity'

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Energy in New Zealand: Electricity December 2016

From the dataset Energy in New Zealand: Electricity December 2016, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 2
  • Range: B11:AR22
  • Provided: 516 data points

This data forms the table Energy - Annual electricity generation (GWh) 1974–2016.

Dataset originally released on:

March 15, 2017