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Electricity consumption and use

Like other major fuel sources, electricity has been consumed in ever increasing amounts over the 20th century. A rising population, the availability of appliances and an often abundant supply have all contributed to rising consumption. Residential use of electricity is significant, absorbing 33% of supply in 2007.

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Source: Ministry of Economic Development; New Zealand official yearbook, 1990

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Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Electricity, late 19th to mid-20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010