New Zealand Electrical System

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#16 Pumped Storage – A Solution Staring Us In The Face

To achieve 100% renewable electricity in New Zealand is so simple it is sad we have not yet done it. While other countries are making a lot of effort we have no plans and no high level strategy.  The technology to achieve it is already here and it is already proven.  More wind and a … Continue reading

#15 Even 100 Years Ago, The New Zealand Oil Dependence Problem Was Obvious

Here are two interesting quotes worth reflecting on from early Engineering leaders about the benefits of electric vehicles and electricity in New Zealand.  It is interesting to note that even 100 years ago, it was plain to see that with a petrol based transportation system, we “pledge our credit to foreign nations”.  FreeNRG4NZ is about … Continue reading

#11 News Links_01: Frackin, Tiny Royalty, Multi Rate Tariff, Mercury Energy Price Hike

From time to time we summarise news stories that have come to our attention: FRACKING in New Zealand – A moratorium would be smart! Hydro Fracking is controversial and a number of countries have put a moratorium on the practice until more is know about the effects. The EPA in America has a massive investigative … 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

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