Security of Supply

From 01 November 2010 the System Operator is responsible for the Security of Supply function.

The System Operator updates the weekly status of generation fuel required for power generation in New Zealand.

This section contains the policies we use to manage the Security of Supply process.

Security of Supply Annual Assessments provide an assessment of the power system's ability to meet prudent winter energy and peak requirements over the next seven years.

Risk curves have been developed for the purposes of reflecting the risk of extended energy shortages in a straightforward way, using a standardised set of assumptions.

The New Zealand electricity system is made up of generation, transmission, distribution, retailers, wholesale market and consumers.