Generation Technologies – Already in NZ

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#10 Stop Wasting Our Natural Gas!

We at FreeNRG4NZ believe that with a just a smidgen of political willpower it would be easy to have a 100% renewable electricity generation system in New Zealand. This would bring multiple benefits to our nation and these benefits are discussed elsewhere on this blog.  The main point that we want to make today, is … Continue reading

#9 Thumbs Up for Genesis – A Step Towards Smart Grids

Hands down, Genesis energy got the short straw of the electricity generation assets when they were divided up, namely Huntly and Meremere. They were recently forced by the government to acquire the old and run down Tekapo Scheme from Meridian (which is operationally miles away from their other plant and has a major structural problem … Continue reading

#6 Shortsightedness Wins the Day as Project Hayes Wind Consent Application is Withdrawn

19 Jan 2011 – Meridian announced today they have given up trying to obtain consent for one of New Zealand’s biggest wind farm projects for the time being. The 176-turbine, 633 megawatt Project Hayes bid sparked intense opposition which included inordinate media coverage of high profile ex All Black Anton Oliver and other so called “environmentalists”.  Meridian added that … Continue reading

#4 Wind Energy – Economics and LNG Import Gas Price

The most obvious way to get New Zealand to 100% renewables is by installing more wind energy, much more of it (along with reducing our reliance on Gas and Coal).  A recent analysis by Infometrics shows that a savings of $390 per person every year is realistic by 2030 if we can achieve 20% wind … Continue reading

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