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New Zealand Energy Information

New Zealand Key Figures

Population: 5.01 million
GDP growth rate: -8.9 %/year
Energy independence: 73.1%

Data of the last year available: 2020
Total consumption/GDP:* 96.8 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 5.99 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.59%

* at purchasing power parity

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Total Energy Consumption

Energy consumption per capita is high, at 4.2 toe and around 7 800 kWh for electricity in 2020.

Between 2010 and 2014, energy consumption increased by 2.7%/year and it has remained relatively stable since then (20 Mtoe in 2020).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Renewables have a high share in total consumption (42% in 2020), of which 25% is for geothermal, 11% for hydro, and 6% for biomass. The share of oil was 33%, gas 19%, and coal 6%.

Interactive Chart New Zealand Total Energy Consumption

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Crude Oil Production

Crude oil and condensate production halved between 2015 and 2020, from 2.1 Mt to 1.1 Mt. It had already decreased rapidly between 2009 and 2012 (-10%/year) and then remained relatively stable between 2012 and 2015.

The 5 main oil and condensate fields are Maari, Pohokura, Kupe, Maui, and Mangahewa.

In 2020, New Zealand imported 4.2 Mt of crude oil and 2.5 Mt of refined oil products (i.e. 40% of its consumption).

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Renewable in % Electricity Production

NZEECS 2017-2022 has set a target of 90% of renewables in the power mix by 2025 (primarily hydro and geothermal).

Interactive Chart New Zealand Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In 2019, the Government released its new energy and climate plan to become carbon neutral by 2050 (except for GHG emissions from the agricultural sector).

In its NDC submitted in 2016, the country commits to reduce its GHG emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. GHG emissions (without LULUCF) increased by 2% in 2019, reaching 82 MtCO2eq, i.e. 4% above their 2005 level (and 26% above their 1990 level). Emissions increased in the energy sector (+5%), driven by manufacturing industries and construction, public power, and heat production.

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