Kiwis should expect higher power prices or even blackouts if New Zealand doesn’t get some heavy rain over the next few months, Newshub reports. Low levels at hydro lakes and a dry La Niña weather pattern are putting real pressure on the country’s electricity supply. According to energy analyst Bryan Leyland, power companies have already ramped up non-hydro generation to try and keep up. Leyland also believes that the public should be asked to conserve electricity but the government has decided not to do that.
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