Formed in 1996 in the newly deregulated New Zealand wholesale electricity spot market, Energy Link meets the growing demand for independent expertise and risk management services.
After a decade and half of experience, we have the people, data resources and software systems to support our clients with a comprehensive set of services, delivering the timely information and expert electricity and gas analysis they need.
Energy Link is not an energy trader - we cannot sell you energy, hedges or other financial instruments. We do not have interests in generation.
We are non-aligned and provide independent services to electricity and natural gas market participants, consumers, lines companies, independent retailers and generators, government agencies and the investment community.
In addition to our extensive range of periodic forecasts, reports and hedge valuations, we undertake a range of work in the electricity and natural gas markets. Recent examples include:
- Modeling, information processing and strategic advice to support the valuations of major players in the electricity market;
- Advice and modeling in support of development of new generation projects;
- Assisting larger energy consumers to minimise electricity and gas costs, and providing them with an Internet based energy and emissions information system;
- A report entitled ‘Integration of Wind Energy in New Zealand’ for the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) 2005, subsequently released to the public (see Wind Energy Integration in New Zealand);
- A report for the Electricity Commission (EC) on the HVDC outage that occurred in January 2004 (see HVDC Outage Report);
- A report for the EC on the potential development of a single set of historic inflow data;
- Calculating the prospective ‘Minzone’ since 2004. The Minzone is a key component of the EC’s on-going monitoring of dry year security of supply;
- Modeling the impact of introducing reserve plants including the Whirinaki power station;
- Updating the outlook for security-of-supply on a semi-regular basis;
- Modeling for the EC’s preparation of a Statement of Opportunities in 2005 under part F of the Electricity Governance Rules.