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. It came into effect on 13 May 2011. This NPS drives 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.