The 2020 calendar year saw disruption to economic activity in New Zealand, with the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic being felt by the energy sector throughout the year and well into 2021. This saw changes to the supply and demand of energy in New Zealand, with several large energy users citing the pandemic as one of the factors in initiating strategic reviews of their businesses. Other developments during the year saw an additional 226 megawatts of electricity generation capacity commissioned. The government also launched several initiatives to help lift households and whānau out of energy hardship and to support businesses in transitioning to low emissions fuels.
This publication provides comprehensive information on and analysis of New Zealand's energy supply, demand and prices.