Future energy

The changing future of energy

Orion faces a rapidly changing energy environment in the decades ahead, driven by climate change, new technology and the increasing demand for electricity.

We have a key role in enabling decarbonisation and the electrification of the economy to help our region and New Zealand reach the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Future energy scenarios

Future energy scenarios have been developed to set out possible pathways for the future of energy in our region.

The scenarios outline how new technologies, new demands for and generation of electricity, and new ways that consumers might interact with the energy system.​

Find out more about Future Energy Scenarios(external link) for central Waitaha Canterbury.