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New Zealand is saying goodbye to coal-fired power generation, with Genesis Energy advising it will permanently shut its last two coal-burning generators by December 2018 amid ample supplies of ...


Genesis establishes a pathway to a coal-free electricity future By Kiely Evans | 13 February 2018 Genesis has today announced a pathway for the removal of coal from the New Zealand electricity sector. Genesis Chair Dame Jenny Shipley said that by 2025 Genesis has committed to not use any coal to generate electricity in normal market conditions, with the …


Genesis Energy profit falls after lower hydro supply and gas shortage Power company Genesis Energy has taken a significant financial hit and lowered its guidance, because of lower hydro generation and gas shortages. Net profit for the six months ended December fell 81.4 percent to $9.2 million, from slightly lower revenue of $1.3 billion.


Coal accounted for 58% of China's total primary energy consumption as recently as 2019 – even as coal use was collapsing elsewhere. China currently operates 1,058 coal plants, roughly half of ...


John Braddock New Zealand's Labour-Green Party government has ordered police and troops to join an Australian led intervention in the crisis-hit Solomon Islands following deadly anti-government riots.New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern said the deployment followed a request from the Solomons government, which was almost toppled during three days of rioting on …


Net profit for the six months ended December fell 81.4 percent to $9.2 million, from slightly lower revenue of $1.3 billion. Lower inflows for its hydro power stations meant Genesis had to rely more on its costly coal and gas-fired Huntly Power Station and import more coal.


The spike in coal use comes at a problemati­c time for the Labour Government, which campaigned on boosting renewable generation and introduced policies to electrify industry and cars. Our lives are becoming more efficient, yet every new power consumer – whether a person, appliance or vehicle – will increase the amount of coal and gas ...


New Zealand's biggest power plant, Huntly, owned by Genesis, was due to shut its coal units in 2018, but rival generator Meridian Energy MEL.NZ agreed to pay Genesis to keep them open as back-up ...


"New Zealand has a clean and green image, but we're way behind when it comes to genuine action towards emission reductions," says Weaver. "Many in …


New Zealand has more than 15 billion tons of known coal reserves in the ground, and says that more than half of those resources are probably recoverable. In 2013, New Zealand extracted 4.6 million tons of coal, exporting a little less than half of it — mostly to Asia, where it's used to power steel manufacturing. Nearly two-thirds of New Zealand's coal comes from just …


Genesis forecasts coal use to halve this year 25 Aug, 2021 09:41 PM 3 minutes to read Hydro shortages saw electricity system rely heavily on coal to keep lights on this year.


It's coal's turn on the ash heap of history. Governments around the world are announcing phase-out dates for coal. It's time New Zealand stopped dragging the chain, writes Tim Jones. It's 2021. As the world grapples with the tragic effects of Covid-19, the climate emergency continues unchecked.


The RMA plays a central role in regulating the development of renewable energy generation in New Zealand. The RMA aims to ensure that natural and physical resources such as soil, air, water and ...


Genesis is an accepted provider for nearly all reimbursement sources. We accept patients on a need basis and when necessary, or when special circumstances arise, allow a 30-day period for social workers (or others) to assist patients in making financial arrangements and/or getting assistance for services rendered.


New Zealand relies on the flexibility Genesis has to run the aging Rankine units when required and to fuel them with gas or coal, depending on what is available and cheapest at the time. Most of their output is contracted by major users and other retailers, with Genesis using only about 12 percent of their production in the year ended June 30.


Genesis Energy, in its 2020 annual report, outlined the cost of trying to displace coal and natural gas from the electricity system with battery technology. "For scale, 3,000GWh is about five times what Lake Taupo currently stores for generation, or 140 Tesla Powerwall batteries for every in New Zealand.


Chinese steel companies still rely on coal-fired blast furnaces that melt mostly iron ore to make steel. The West has mostly switched to producing steel in efficient electric arc furnaces, which ...


If 2019 was the end of a long wind drought, 2021 was the year in which solar power finally appeared. Before this year, New Zealand's largest solar farm was Watercare's 1 MW array, opened in October 2020. Then in March, Kea Energy' s 2 MW solar farm in Marlborough (with 2-sided, sun-tracking panels!) was mostly completed.


Mood of the Boardroom: Genesis calls for national energy strategy. 6 Oct, 2021 08:59 AM. Clock. 6 minutes to read. Electricity is presently 84-85 per cent renewable in New Zealand. Premium. Business.


The Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement commits its parties to "transition away from unabated coal power generation in the 2030s (or as soon as possible thereafter)". Which is an easy, business-as-usual pledge as far as New Zealand is concerned, given that Genesis, owners of the only coal-fired power station in New Zealand, have ...


Coal overview. New Zealand has in-ground coal resources of more than 16 billion tonnes, of which 80% are lignite in the South Island. There are also substantial resources of sub-bituminous coal in both islands, and a lesser amount of high-quality bituminous coal, mainly on the West Coast of the South Island. More information on the New Zealand ...


The 953 MW Huntly Power Station is New Zealand's largest power station by capacity. This station is located close to major population centres, has reliable access to cooling water, coal and gas resources, and benefits from limited transmission constraints.


Genesis in talks with BT Mining on Huntly supply. Genesis Energy is working to secure new coal supplies from BT Mining. The company runs its two Rankine units at Huntly on a mix of coal and gas. It pre-emptively imported Indonesian coal earlier this year to ensure it had sufficient supplies for a dry winter.


More coal was burned in the March quarter than each of the years 2016, 2017, and 2018. Genesis said it has signed short-term agreements to reduce coal use this winter. A spokesperson said over the ...


Genesis Energy - Rankine units operational life extended. 28/4/2016, 8:44 am GENERAL. Genesis Energy and other electricity generators have entered into contracts that will keep the two coal/gas fired Rankine Units at the Huntly Power Station available to the electricity market until December 2022, an extension of the previously announced ...


Synlait has an operating electrode boiler and is converting a primary coal boiler to wood pellets. Cement production is a highly carbon-intensive industry, responsible for around 8 …


Wed, 11 Aug 2021, 6:15PM. It's cute of Megan Woods to try blaming Genesis for the power outage on Monday night because they didn't fire up the third coal boiler at Huntly fast enough. It's ...


A South Island solution to a New Zealand problem. It's time to give coal the boot. Clean, green, 100 per cent renewable electricity is within reach. Project Onslow can …


It appears that New Zealand is finally ready to throw their domestic coal habit into Mount Doom — by 2018, the country will cease to use coal as a source of domestic energy production. "Historically coal has played an important role in ensuring the security of New Zealand's electricity supply, particularly in dry years where our hydro-lake levels are low," Simon Bridges, …


Rapid Reduction In Coal Use Needed Starting NOW. Auckland Climate Action and supporting groups are holding a demonstration at 3pm today, calling for Genesis and Fonterra, two of New Zealand's ...


Coal and gas power plants are expensive to run because, in contrast to renewables, they rely on fuel that needs to be purchased from somewhere. Renewable systems cost money to build, but running costs are very low when your fuel is the wind, sun or water.


Imported coal needed to keep the lights on in NZ . By Gavin Evans. Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Genesis Energy is buying coal and gas in the wholesale market to supplement fuel supplies, while it ...


Rather than add that extra generation to the grid, Meridian spilled water from the lakes, leaving hydro output for the year down by three per cent. Genesis Energy ignited its coal-fired power station at Huntly to make up the shortfall, and New Zealand went on to burn 62 per cent more coal than in the previous year—just to keep the lights on.


Genesis, which has an existing generation portfolio of hydro, wind, geothermal and coal and gas plants, said FRV Australia will hold a 40% stake in the NZ solar assets.


Gas has lower emissions profile than coal. When Genesis switched to its 400MW combines cycle gas turbine (known as EP3) it reported a big reduction in C02 emissions from the coal fired Huntly plant. Banning any prospective development of gas generation may actually cause greater reliance on the coal fired Huntly power station.


New Zealand continued to rely strongly on thermal generation when intermittent renewables couldn't meet demand, the report said – but another lower-emissions contributor is …


However, in its submission to the Ministry for the Environment on the Zero Carbon Bill in July last year, Genesis said it intended to "exit coal-fired generation altogether by 2030 at the latest". Responding to the change in …


Caring for our environment. As New Zealand's primary thermal electricity generator, Genesis recognises the need to understand and reduce the impact of our activities on the environment. Our current focus areas are emissions – helping New Zealand transition to a low carbon future, and environmental management, especially around water & wildlife.