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This report instance shows national final pricing demand for the current week compared against similar weeks in the previous two years. A clear drop is observed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. We'll keep watching as we head into the colder months to see how the impacts continue to play out on electricity demand, both from residential and business connections.
The report instance shows a daily summary of wholesale prices for 2020. An impact of the 25 March lockdown and reduced demand is apparent on prices at the end of Q1.
This report instance compares the last 5 weeks of final pricing demand in the Upper North Island as measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 have increased. Click the heading to drill into the report and change the series filter to show how demand responded in other regions.
2019 saw strong ICP growth from Meridian (up 5.7%), Electric Kiwi (up 48%), and Nova (up 23%)   who acquired Hunet during the year. Mercury saw the largest losses (down 6.7%). Along with Hunet, three other retailers exited the market, while six others entered.   Collectively, the top five retailers serve 86% of connections down from 97% a decade ago.
Transpower is undertaking major work on the HVDC during January - April 2020. This work will result in reduced capacity and some bipole outages. This chart shows the flow (MW) over the last four weeks. More information on the outages is available on Transpower's website.
November inflows returned national storage to above-average historical levels. Northward flow across the HVDC has increased. Contributing to the increase in national storage, Taupo has increased to above-average levels during the last month after lingering at below-average levels since September 2018. Each update to the 2020 ERCs is presented in a public dashboard on EMI. The official curves and more information on security of supply forecasting are available on the system operator's website.