What is the project?
Rio Tinto’s announcement to start planning for the wind-down and eventual closure of New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter at Tiwai Point accelerates New Zealand’s transition to a highly renewable energy future. It presents an opportunity to enable the renewable electricity which was previously used by the smelter to be used across New Zealand and move the electricity system from being around 85% renewable today to at least 96% renewable in 2025.
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Transpower outlined its response in the short, medium and longer-term at an industry webinar on September 29. A recording of that presentation and the presentation slides can be found on the Latest Updates page.