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Electricity in New Zealand is largely generated from hydro, gas, coal and geothermal resources, with an increasing development of wind generation. 74% of the country’s electricity was generated from renewable fuel sources (hydro mostly) in 2010. Total observed electricity consumption in 2010 was an estimated 39,000 GWh with net electricity production in the same year being approximately 43,500 GWh.
There are five major generating companies in the country, three of which are state owned, and the state owned Transpower owns and operates the national electricity transmission system. Electricity distribution companies are owned by a mixture of public listings, shareholder co-operatives, community trusts and local bodies. The five major generating companies are also the five main electricity retailers, all competing to meet the countries electricity needs.
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