The future security and resilience project is focused on how to ensure the electricity system remains secure and resilient in the coming decades. This project has three phases:
- Phase 1 - identified opportunities and challenges affecting security and resilience of the power system as it transitions towards a low-emissions energy system. This phase was completed in March 2022.
- Phase 2 - set out a road map of activities to address the opportunities and challenges identified in phase one. This phase was completed in August 2022.
- Phase 3 - commenced in late 2022 and will include delivery of a multi-year programme of studies and solutions to address the challenges and opportunities identified in Phase 2. This project is the highest priority activity on the road map.
We have published a set of future security and resilience indicators to monitor changes to the opportunities and challenges to the future security and resilience of the power system. The indicators are designed to be a low-cost way to help inform the prioritisation of activities.
6 July 2023Common Quality Technical Group —
13 June - 25 July 2023Consultation —Ensuring an orderly thermal transitionView consultation
2 May 2023Call for nominations —
Common quality technical group
4 April - 30 May 2023Consultation —Part 8 common quality requirementsView consultation
18 August 2022Update —
13 April 2022Workshops —
Q&A sessions for stakeholders on the Phase 2 draft roadmap
16 November -14 December 2021Consultation —Phase 1 draft reportView consultation
New Zealand’s transition to a net zero emissions economy will require a material increase in renewables, presenting new challenges to the operation of the electricity market and security of electricity supply.
This project is part of our response to the Government’s 2019 Electricity Price Review, in particular recommendation G2, to examine the security and resilience of electricity supply.
Electricity systems worldwide, including New Zealand’s, were originally designed on the assumption that fossil fuels would play an important role in generation. The move towards 100% renewables, and the uptake of new technology, present opportunities for other technologies to provide the services that have been supported by fossil fuels.
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