Gas NZ chief executive Janet Carson admits she is rather obsessed with the energy transition and the role that renewable gases will play in the country’s future energy security.

New Zealanders are by and large blissfully unaware of the country’s energy security situation, partly because the vast majority of electricity is generated from hydro, which is usually in plentiful supply.

The share of geothermal and wind in the energy mix is slowly rising and fossil fuel natural gas is in retreat, driven by natural field decline and by the government’s net zero 2050 carbon emissions target.