New Zealand Electric Energy-Efficiency Potential Study
This study by KEMA looked at the electric energy efficiency potential in New Zealand's residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The study was commissioned by the Electricity Commission of New Zealand to assess levels of potential electricity efficiency in the New Zealand economy and to estimate the cost effectiveness of programmes to realise this potential.
The study scope included new and existing residential and non-residential buildings, as well as industrial process saving for the ten-year period 2007-2016. Given the near- to mid-term focus, the study was restricted to energy-efficiency measures that are presently commercially available. This study provides a good initial look at the New Zealand energy efficiency marketplace and demonstrates that cost-effective programme alternatives are available to the Electricity Commission.
Note: The Electricity Authority succeeded the Electricity Commission on 1 November 2010, as one of a number of sector changes introduced under the Electricity Industry Act 2010.