Measures for transition to an expanded and highly renewable electricity system

November 2023

We welcome the opportunity to comment on the Government ‘s consultation on advancing New Zealand’s energy transition and in particular the document Measures for Transition to an Expanded and Highly Renewable Electricity System. Our submission focuses on the role of coal in that future electricity system.

In this submission we outline why coal will continue to play an important role in backing up electricity generation and in achieving New Zealand’s emission reductions overall.