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The graph below left shows the annual amount of energy consumed (TJ/year) by transport, domestic users and industries/commercial establishments in the Waikato region and Hamilton in 2007. The average energy use per person was 123 gigajoules (GJ) for the Waikato region and 144 GJ for the Hamilton city area.
The graph below right shows the main sources of energy used in the Waikato region and in Hamilton during 2007. About 21 per cent of the total energy consumed came from renewable sources.