New Zealand's renewable energy consumption

By sector, 1990–2017, gross petajoules

Definitions

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 (corrected) June 2018

Webpage:

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/energy/energy-data-modelling/publications/energy-in-new-zealand

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 (corrected) June 2018

From the dataset Energy in New Zealand: Renewables (corrected) June 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Annual_PJ
  • Range: B11:AC45
  • Provided: 846 data points

This data forms the table Energy - Renewable energy supply, transformation, and demand in petajoules (Annual) 1990–2017.

Dataset originally released on:

October 18, 2018