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National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2011

Publication date:  April 2011
Publication reference number:  INFO 599

The National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2011 (NPS REG) sets out the objective and policies for renewable electricity generation under the Resource Management Act 1991. The NPS REG came into effect on 13 May 2011.

This NPS REG will drive a consistent approach to planning for renewable electricity generation in New Zealand. It gives clear government direction on the benefits of renewable electricity generation and requires all councils to make provision for it in their plans.

The NPS REG works alongside other government initiatives as part of New Zealand’s wider response to tackling climate change.

Find out more on the National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation web page.