Energy Blue Print
Scenarios for a future energy supply

Moving from principles to action for energy supply that mitigates against climate change requires a long-term perspective. Energy infrastructure takes time to build up; new energy technologies take time to develop. Policy shifts often also need many years to take effect. In most world regions the transformation from fossil to renewable energies will require additional investment and higher supply costs over about twenty years

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future investments in the power sector

5.4 future investments in the power sector

It would require about NZ$ 62 billion in investment for the Energy [R]evolution scenario to become reality (including investments for replacement after the economic lifetime of the plants) - approximately NZ$ 9 billion or NZ$ 0.23 billion annually more than in the Reference scenario (NZ$ 53 billion). Under the Reference scenario, the levels of investment in conventional power plants add up to almost 8% while around 92% would be invested in renewable energy and cogeneration (CHP) until 2050.