This monitoring report is designed to identify within key drivers of Te Mauri Hiko, those factors that are consistent — or vary — from the expected course of Transpower’s scenarios.
It shows that New Zealand is now trending towards the ‘Electric Tiwai Exit’ scenario. Drivers of electricity demand, such as economic growth and electrification are continuing to grow, despite the setback in early 2020 due to COVID-19.
Uncertainty remains from if and when New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter at Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter exits the system, if and when replacement demand materialises, and the long term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, please contact:
Joseph Hornell, Corporate Communications Advisor
022 516 7250