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New Zealand vs Nordic Countries

Ratio of small to large electricity distributors
DK
FIN
NOR
SWE
NZ

New Zealand vs Nordic Countries

Average connections per electricity distributor (‘000s)
DK
FIN
NOR
SWE
NZ

New Zealand vs Nordic Countries

Number of electricity distributors
DK
FIN
NOR
SWE
NZ

New Zealand vs Nordic Countries: Land Area per Distributor

SQ KM served by each distributor
DK 500km
FIN 4000km
NOR 3000km
SWE 3100km
NZ 9200km

Points to note are:

  • Although the population of the Nordic countries is around six times higher than New Zealand’s, the number of distributors is over sixteen times higher. The disparity is particularly large for Norway and Sweden.
  • The ratio of small to large distributors in NZ is relatively low. It is lower than for all four comparators and particularly low when compared with Norway and Sweden.
  • Relative to the Nordic comparators, the average size of a NZ EDB is substantially larger than in each of the four other countries.
  • If size measured in land area covered, the disparity is even greater.

New Zealand vs Nordic Countries

Electricity distribution business comparison
Population density (per sq km) Number of EDBs Number of small EDBs per large EDB Average connections per EDB (thousands)
Nordic countries 20.7 481 17.5 30.8
New Zealand 16.2 29 8.7 80.5

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