Reliability of Electricity Supply Summary
Reliability of Electricity Supply is the report of CAE's third major project, which was carried out in 1992/93. In New Zealand, electricity has a 48 percent share of the non-transport energy market, making it the single most important energy source in the country. Supply reliability is an important issue, as electricity consumers have come to expect a constant supply. Furthermore, electricity deregulation has introduced competitive energy trading, which may influence relative reliability levels offered by electricity retailers. The Reliability of Electricity Supply project provides a set of guidelines to simplify the complexities of electricity supply reliability for customers who wish to make informed decisions regarding the most cost-effective power supply for their needs. The project provides information that will assist customers to make a proper assessment of the available investment options. Project work included a survey of domestic and commercial customers as to the degree of electricity supply reliability they expect.