Renewable primary energy supply in New Zealand by fuel type

1991–2015, petajoules


Renewable energy sources: include geothermal, hydro, bioenergy, wind, and solar energy.
Geothermal energy: energy that is extracted from heat contained in the Earth’s core. Areas of geothermal energy are usually close to the boundaries of tectonic continental plates.
Hydro power: power derived from the energy of falling water or fast running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes.
Solar energy: the use of the sun's energy either directly as thermal energy (heat) or through the use of photovoltaic cells in solar panels and transparent photovoltaic glass to generate electricity.
Bioenergy: energy derived from biomass which includes biological material such as plants and bacteria, wood, waste, (hydrogen) gas, and alcohol fuels.
Wind energy: electrical energy obtained from harnessing the wind with windmills or wind turbines.

Data provided by

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Dataset name

Energy in New Zealand: Renewables December 2015


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Renewables' from under the 'View webtables' heading.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Energy in New Zealand: Renewables December 2015

From the dataset Energy in New Zealand: Renewables December 2015, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 2
  • Range: C6:Y30
  • Provided: 450 data points

This data forms the table Renewables - Energy supply and use by fuel, annual petajoules 1991–2015.

Dataset originally released on:

October 20, 2016