List of power stations in New Zealand

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List of power stations in New Zealand is located in New Zealand
Coal/oil/gas
Coal/oil/gas
Geothermal
Geothermal
Hydro
Hydro
Wind
Wind
Huntly
Huntly
Stratford
Stratford
Otahuhu
Otahuhu
Southdown
Southdown
Whirinaki
Whirinaki
Wairakei
Wairakei
Nga Awa Purua
Nga Awa Purua
Mokai
Mokai
Kawerau
Kawerau
Manapouri
Manapouri
Benmore
Benmore
Clyde
Clyde
Maraetai
Maraetai
Roxburgh
Roxburgh
Tokaanu
Tokaanu
Rangipo
Rangipo
Aviemore
Aviemore
Ohau A
Ohau A
Ohau B
Ohau B
Ohau C
Ohau C
Arapuni
Arapuni
Tekapo B
Tekapo B
Ohakuri
Ohakuri
Waitaki
Waitaki
Whakamaru
Whakamaru
Tararua
Tararua
West Wind
West Wind
Location of major power stations (100 MW or over) in New Zealand.

This is a list of power stations in New Zealand.

The list is not exhaustive - only power stations over 0.5 MW and significant power stations below 0.5 MW are listed.

Bioenergy[edit]

Name Location Type Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Notes
Greenmount near Botany Downs, Auckland Biogas Vector 5.5 1992
Kawerau (CHH) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty Wood cogeneration Carter Holt Harvey 27
Pan Pac Whirinaki, Hawke's Bay Wood cogeneration Pan Pac Forest Products 12.8 2005
Rosedale near Albany, Auckland Biogas Mighty River Power 2.8 1992
Silverstream Upper Hutt Biogas Mighty River Power 2.7 1994
Southern Landfill Wellington Biogas Todd Energy 1.1
Tirohia Waikato Biomass Mighty River Power 2.0 2008

Geothermal[edit]

Name Location Type Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Notes
Kawerau (BoPE) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty Binary Nova Energy 6.3 1989, 1993
Kawerau (kA24) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty Binary Geothermal Developments 8.3 2008
Kawerau (NST) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty Norske Skog Tasman 25 2012
Kawerau (MRP) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty
38°03′47″S 176°43′38″E / 38.06306°S 176.72722°E / -38.06306; 176.72722 (Kawerau (Mighty River Power) geothermal power station)
Flash steam Mighty River Power 100 2008
Mokai northwest of Taupo
38°31′52″S 175°55′39″E / 38.53123°S 175.92742°E / -38.53123; 175.92742 (Mokai geothermal power station)
Mighty River Power 112 2000
Nga Awa Purua north of Taupo
38°36′50″S 176°11′02″E / 38.613989°S 176.183833°E / -38.613989; 176.183833 (Nga Awa Purua geothermal power station)
Flash steam Mighty River Power 140 2010 Largest geothermal turbine in the world (147 MW rated)
Ngatamariki north of Taupo Binary Mighty River Power 82 2013 Largest binary geothermal plant in the world
Ngawha near Kaikohe, Northland
35°25′03″S 173°51′07″E / 35.41750°S 173.85194°E / -35.41750; 173.85194 (Ngawha geothermal power station)
Binary Top Energy 25 1998
Ohaaki between Rotorua and Taupo
38°31′37″S 176°17′31″E / 38.52694°S 176.29194°E / -38.52694; 176.29194 (Ohaaki geothermal power station)
Flash steam Contact Energy 70 1989
Poihipi north of Taupo
38°37′49″S 176°2′30″E / 38.63028°S 176.04167°E / -38.63028; 176.04167 (Poihipi geothermal power station)
Flash steam Contact Energy 55 1997
Rotokawa north of Taupo
38°36′45″S 176°11′37″E / 38.612402°S 176.193666°E / -38.612402; 176.193666 (Rotokawa geothermal power station)
Mighty River Power 33 1997
Te Huka north of Taupo
38°40′1″S 176°7′5″E / 38.66694°S 176.11806°E / -38.66694; 176.11806 (Te Huka geothermal power station)
Binary Contact Energy 23 2010
Te Mihi north of Taupo Flash steam Contact Energy 159 2014
Wairakei north of Taupo
38°37′37″S 176°06′19″E / 38.62694°S 176.10528°E / -38.62694; 176.10528 (Wairakei geothermal power station)
Flash steam Contact Energy 175 1958, 2005 First flash steam geothermal station in the world

Hydroelectric[edit]

Name Location Type Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Notes
Amethyst east of Harihari, West Coast run-of-river Westpower 6.0 2013
Aniwhenua Bay of Plenty
38°17′37″S 176°47′32″E / 38.29369°S 176.79232°E / -38.29369; 176.79232 (Aniwhenua hydroelectric power station)
Nova Energy 25 1979
Arapuni east of Putaruru, Waikato
38°04′17″S 175°38′36″E / 38.07139°S 175.64333°E / -38.07139; 175.64333 (Arapuni hydroelectric power station)
Mighty River Power 196.7 1929, 1946
Aratiatia north of Taupo
38°36′57″S 176°8′33″E / 38.61583°S 176.14250°E / -38.61583; 176.14250 (Aratiatia hydroelectric power station)
Mighty River Power 78 1964
Argyle Marlborough
41°40′15″S 173°12′12″E / 41.67076°S 173.203316°E / -41.67076; 173.203316 (Argyle hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 3.8 1983
Arnold West Coast
42°31′45″S 171°24′41″E / 42.52905°S 171.411267°E / -42.52905; 171.411267 (Arnold hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 3.0 1932
Atiamuri between Taupo and Tokoroa, Waikato
38°23′35″S 176°1′24″E / 38.39306°S 176.02333°E / -38.39306; 176.02333 (Atiamuri hydroelectric power station)
dam Mighty River Power 84 1962
Aviemore east of Otematata, Canterbury
44°39′21″S 170°21′18″E / 44.65583°S 170.35500°E / -44.65583; 170.35500 (Aviemore hydroelectric power station)
dam Meridian Energy 220 1968 [1]
Benmore north of Otematata, Canterbury
44°33′51″S 170°11′50″E / 44.56417°S 170.19722°E / -44.56417; 170.19722 (Benmore hydroelectric power station)
dam Meridian Energy 540 1965 [1]
Brooklyn (hydro) near Motueka, Tasman 0.2 1934
Cleardale northwest of Methven, Canterbury Mainpower 0.9 2010
Clyde near Clyde, Otago
45°10′46″S 169°18′25″E / 45.17944°S 169.30694°E / -45.17944; 169.30694 (Clyde hydroelectric power station)
dam Contact Energy 432 1992
Cobb Tasman
41°06′13″S 172°41′16″E / 41.10361°S 172.68778°E / -41.10361; 172.68778 (Cobb hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 34.3 1956
Coleridge Canterbury
43°21′51″S 171°31′37″E / 43.36417°S 171.52694°E / -43.36417; 171.52694 (Coleridge hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 45 1914
Deep Stream near Dunedin, Otago TrustPower 5 2008
Dillmans near Kumara, West Coast TrustPower 3.5 1928
Drysdale near Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui Drysale Hydro Company 0.1
Duffers near Kumara, West Coast TrustPower 0.5 1928
Falls Central Otago Pioneer Generation 1.3
Fox West Coast Trustpower 0.2
Fraser Central Otago Pioneer Generation 2.8 1956
Highbank near Methven, Canterbury
43°34′24″S 171°44′08″E / 43.573302°S 171.73557°E / -43.573302; 171.73557 (Highbank hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 25.2 1945 [2]
Hinemaiaia south of Taupo, Waikato
38°53′24″S 176°05′27″E / 38.890086°S 176.090875°E / -38.890086; 176.090875 (Hinemaiaia hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 6.6 1939, 1966, 1982
Horseshoe Bend Central Otago Pioneer Generation 4.3
Kaimai 5 near Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Trustpower 0.35 1982
Kaitawa Lake Waikaremoana, Hawke's Bay
38°48′12″S 177°07′52″E / 38.80323°S 177.1311°E / -38.80323; 177.1311 (Kaitawa hydroelectric power station)
Genesis Energy 36 1948
Kaniere Forks West Coast TrustPower 0.43 1911
Karapiro near Cambridge, Waikato
37°55′26″S 175°32′21″E / 37.92389°S 175.53917°E / -37.92389; 175.53917 (Karapiro hydroelectric power station)
dam Mighty River Power 90 1948
Kourarau east of Carterton, Wellington Genesis Energy 1.0 1923, 1925
Kowhai Central Otago Pioneer Generation 1.9 2010
Kumara West Coast TrustPower 6.5 1928
Kuratau King Country Energy 6.0 1962
Lloyd Mandeno west of Tauranga TrustPower 15.6
Lower Mangapapa west of Tauranga TrustPower 6.0
Manapouri Lake Manapouri, Southland
45°31′17″S 167°16′40″E / 45.52139°S 167.27778°E / -45.52139; 167.27778 (Manapouri hydroelectric power station)
Meridian Energy 850 1971, 2002
Mangahao east of Shannon, Manawatu-Wanganui
40°34′36″S 175°27′1″E / 40.57667°S 175.45028°E / -40.57667; 175.45028 (Mangahao hydroelectric power station)
Todd Energy 42 1924
Mangapehi Taranaki Clearwater Hydro 1.6 2008
Mangatangi Franklin, Auckland Watercare Services 0.6
Mangatawhiri Franklin, Auckland Counties Power 0.2
Mangorei Taranaki TrustPower 4.5 1906, 1931
Maraetai near Mangakino, Waikato
38°21′09″S 175°44′38″E / 38.35250°S 175.74389°E / -38.35250; 175.74389 (Maraetai hydroelectric power station)
dam Mighty River Power 360 1954, 1971
Maraetai (mini) near Mangakino, Waikato Mighty River Power 0.1
Marokopa Waitomo area, Waikato Marakopa Generation 0.1
Matahina east of Kawerau, Bay of Plenty
38°06′54″S 176°48′52″E / 38.114908°S 176.814473°E / -38.114908; 176.814473 (Matahina hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 72 1967
Mataura near Gore, Southland Niblick Trust 0.9
Matawai Gisborne Clearwater Hydro 2.0 2009
McKays Creek West Coast TrustPower 1.1 1931
Mokauiti Central North Island King Country Energy 1.9 1925, 1938, 1963
Monowai Southland Pioneer Generation 6.6 1926
Montalto Canterbury TrustPower 1.8 1982 1.1 MW during irrigation season [2]
Motukawa Taranaki TrustPower 4.5 1927-1938
Ngahere West Coast Birchfield Minerals 0.1
Ohakuri between Taupo and Tokoroa, Waikato
38°24′30″S 176°5′22″E / 38.40833°S 176.08944°E / -38.40833; 176.08944 (Ohakuri hydroelectric power station)
dam Mighty River Power 112 1962
Ohau A west of Twizel, Canterbury
44°15′52″S 170°1′56″E / 44.26444°S 170.03222°E / -44.26444; 170.03222 (Ohau A hydroelectric power station)
Meridian Energy 264 1980 [1]
Ohau B east of Twizel, Canterbury
44°17′58″S 170°6′44″E / 44.29944°S 170.11222°E / -44.29944; 170.11222 (Ohau B hydroelectric power station)
Meridian Energy 212 1984 [1]
Ohau C east of Twizel, Canterbury
44°20′31″S 170°10′56″E / 44.34194°S 170.18222°E / -44.34194; 170.18222 (Ohau C hydroelectric power station)
Meridian Energy 212 1985 [1]
Onekaka Tasman District Onekaka Energy 1.0
Opuha near Fairlie, Canterbury Alpine Energy 7.5 1999
Opunake Opunake, Taranaki TrustPower 0.3
Oxburn/Glenorchy Glenorchy, Otago Pioneer Generation 0.4 1968
Paerau Central Otago TrustPower 10 1984
Patea north of Patea, Taranaki
39°32′46″S 174°34′13″E / 39.54611°S 174.57028°E / -39.54611; 174.57028 (Ohau C hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 30.7 1984
Patearoa Central Otago TrustPower 2.3 1984
Piriaka Central North Island
38°52′46″S 175°44′08″E / 38.879502°S 175.735514°E / -38.879502; 175.735514 (Kuratau hydroelectric power station)
King Country Energy 1.8 1924
Piripaua Lake Waikaremoana, Hawke's Bay
38°50′21″S 177°10′05″E / 38.83906°S 177.16817°E / -38.83906; 177.16817 (Piripaua hydroelectric power station)
Genesis Energy 42 1943
Pupu Tasman District Pupu Hydro Society 0.3
Raetihi Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui Trustpower 0.3
Rangipo south of Turangi, Waikato
39°09′12″S 175°50′12″E / 39.153316°S 175.836802°E / -39.153316; 175.836802 (Rangipo hydroelectric power station)
Genesis Energy 120 1983
Roaring Meg west of Cromwell, Otago Pioneer Generation 4.3 1936
Rochfort Westport, West Coast Kawatiri Energy 4.2 2013
Roxburgh near Roxburgh, Otago
45°28′33″S 169°19′21″E / 45.475811°S 169.322555°E / -45.475811; 169.322555 (Roxburgh hydroelectric power station)
dam Contact Energy 320 1956
Ruahihi west of Tauranga TrustPower 20 1981
Talla Burn Central Otago Talla Burn Generation 2.6 2010
Tekapo A Lake Tekapo, Canterbury
44°00′50″S 170°27′38″E / 44.013805°S 170.460516°E / -44.013805; 170.460516 (Tekapo A hydroelectric power station)
Genesis Energy 25 1951 [1]
Tekapo B Lake Pukaki, Canterbury
44°07′21″S 170°12′43″E / 44.12253°S 170.211947°E / -44.12253; 170.211947 (Tekapo B hydroelectric power station)
Genesis Energy 160 1977 [1]
Teviot east of Roxburgh, Otago Pioneer Generation 10.5 1983
Tokaanu Tokaanu, Waikato
38°58′52″S 175°46′06″E / 38.98113°S 175.768282°E / -38.98113; 175.768282 (Tokaanu hydroelectric power station)
Genesis Energy 240 1973
Tuai Lake Waikaremoana, Hawke's Bay
38°48′25″S 177°09′03″E / 38.806819°S 177.150844°E / -38.806819; 177.150844 (Tuai hydroelectric power station)
Genesis Energy 60 1929
Turitea (hydro) near Palmerston North Palmerston North City Council 0.1
Wahapo/Ōkārito Forks West Coast TrustPower 3.1 1960
Waihi Station near Wairoa, Hawke's Bay Trustpower 4.7 1913
Waihopai Nelson-Marlborough
39°09′12″S 175°50′12″E / 39.153316°S 175.836802°E / -39.153316; 175.836802 (Rangipo hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 2.5 1927
Waipapa north of Mangakino, Waikato
38°17′32″S 175°41′01″E / 38.29216°S 175.683568°E / -38.29216; 175.683568 (Waipapa hydroelectric power station)
dam Mighty River Power 51 1961
Waipori west of Dunedin TrustPower 84 1907
Wairau Marlborough Trustpower 7.2 1983
Wairere Falls Central North Island King Country Energy 4.9 1963
Wairua Falls Northland
35°45′27″S 174°04′03″E / 35.75753°S 174.067619°E / -35.75753; 174.067619 (Wairua Falls hydroelectric power station)
Northpower 5.0 1916
Waitaki west of Kurow, Otago-Canterbury
44°41′23″S 170°25′34″E / 44.68983°S 170.426173°E / -44.68983; 170.426173 (Waitaki hydroelectric power station)
dam Meridian Energy 90 1935 [1]
Whakamaru south of Mangakino, Waikato
38°25.178′S 175°48.493′E / 38.419633°S 175.808217°E / -38.419633; 175.808217 (Whakamaru hydroelectric power station)
dam Mighty River Power 100 1956
Wheao and Flaxy Kaingaroa, Bay of Plenty
38°38′00″S 176°34′41″E / 38.633332°S 176.578077°E / -38.633332; 176.578077 (Wheao hydroelectric power station)
TrustPower 24 1982

Source:[3]

Fossil fuel[edit]

Name Location Type Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Notes
Auckland Hospital Grafton, Auckland Gas/Diesel cogeneration Auckland DHB / Meridian Energy 3.6 2005
Bream Bay Northland Diesel recip engine TrustPower 9 2011 Caterpillar diesel units used as peaking plant to mitigate price peaks
Edgecumbe Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty Gas cogeneration Nova Energy 10 1996 Typhoon gas turbine plus HRSG supplying power to grid and steam to adjacent dairy factory
Glenbrook Glenbrook, Auckland Coal/Gas waste heat Alinta 112 1997 Continuous rating 99 MW
Huntly 1-4 Huntly, Waikato
37°32′40″S 175°09′01″E / 37.544475°S 175.150412°E / -37.544475; 175.150412 (Huntly 1-4 coal/gas-fired power station)
Coal/Gas steam turbine Genesis Energy 500 1983 Extra 250 MW available with 90 days notice
Huntly 5 Huntly, Waikato
37°32′35″S 175°08′57″E / 37.543046°S 175.149103°E / -37.543046; 175.149103 (Huntly 5 gas-fired power station)
Gas combined-cycle Genesis Energy 400 2007 Part of Huntly complex
Huntly 6 Huntly, Waikato
37°32′38″S 175°08′53″E / 37.543982°S 175.14814°E / -37.543982; 175.14814 (Huntly 6 gas-fired power station)
Gas/Diesel open-cycle Genesis Energy 50 2004 Part of Huntly complex
Kapuni Kapuni, Taranaki Gas combined-cycle cogeneration Vector / Bay of Plenty Energy 25 1998
Kawerau (TPP) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty Gas cogeneration Tasman Pulp and Paper 37 1966
Kinleith Kinleith, Waikato Wood/Gas cogeneration Genesis Energy 40 1998
Mangahewa Taranaki Gas Todd Energy 9.0 2008
McKee (recip) Taranaki Gas reciprocating Todd Energy 2.0 2008 Waste heat used to heat hot water for plant usage
McKee (turbine) Taranaki Gas open-cycle Todd Energy 100 2013
Otahuhu B Otahuhu, Auckland
36°57.072′S 174°51.923′E / 36.951200°S 174.865383°E / -36.951200; 174.865383 (Otahuhu B gas-fired power station)
Gas combined cycle Contact Energy 380 2000
QE2 Park Queen Elizabeth II Park, Christchurch Diesel recip engine Orion New Zealand 4 2011-2 4× 1MW standby generators providing backup to New Brighton area following subtransmission damage in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Southdown Southdown, Auckland
36°55′39″S 174°49′38″E / 36.927563°S 174.827328°E / -36.927563; 174.827328 (Southdown cogeneration power station)
Gas combined-cycle cogeneration Mighty River Power 170 1997
Stratford Stratford, Taranaki
39°19′56″S 174°19′8″E / 39.33222°S 174.31889°E / -39.33222; 174.31889 (Stratford gas-fired power station)
Gas open / combined-cycle Contact Energy 585 1998, 2010 1 x combined cycle Alstom GT26A/B (385MW), 2 x open cycle GE LMS100 turbines used for peak supply (200MW)
Te Rapa Te Rapa, Hamilton
37°42′59″S 175°13′0″E / 37.71639°S 175.21667°E / -37.71639; 175.21667 (Te Rapa cogeneration power station)
Gas cogeneration Contact Energy 44 1999 MS6001B gas turbine plus HRSG supplying power to the grid and steam to adjacent dairy factory
Wellington Hospital Newtown, Wellington Gas/Oil cogeneration Capital & Coast DHB / Vector / Meridian Energy 8 1981
Whareroa near Hawera, Taranaki Gas combined-cycle cogeneration Fonterra / Todd Energy 69.6 1996
Whirinaki Whirinaki, Hawke's Bay
39°22′34″S 176°53′36″E / 39.37611°S 176.89333°E / -39.37611; 176.89333 (Whirinaki diesel-fired power station)
Diesel open-cycle Contact Energy 155 2004

Source:[3]

Wind[edit]

Name Location Type Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Notes
Brooklyn Wind Turbine Brooklyn, Wellington Meridian Energy 0.23 1993
Gebbies Pass Christchurch Windflow Technology 0.5 2003
Hau Nui southeast of Martinborough, Wellington
41°21′42″S 175°29′2″E / 41.36167°S 175.48389°E / -41.36167; 175.48389 (Hau Nui wind farm)
Genesis Energy 8.7 1996, 2004
Horseshoe Bend east of Roxburgh, Otago Pioneer Generation 2.3 2009
Lulworth[4] south of Ward, Marlborough Energy 3 1.0 2011
Mahinerangi Lake Mahinerangi, west of Dunedin
45°45′38″S 169°54′18″E / 45.76056°S 169.90500°E / -45.76056; 169.90500 (Mahinerangi wind farm)
TrustPower 36 March 2011
Mt Stuart[5] between Milton and Lawrence, Otago
46°04′20″S 169°46′2″E / 46.07222°S 169.76722°E / -46.07222; 169.76722 (Mount Stuart wind farm)
Pioneer Generation 7.7 December 2011
Southbridge South Canterbury Energy 3 0.1 2005
Tararua Tararua Ranges, east of Palmerston North
40°20′46″S 175°46′48″E / 40.34611°S 175.78000°E / -40.34611; 175.78000 (Tararua wind farm)
TrustPower 161 1999, 2004, 2007
Te Apiti Ruahine Ranges, east of Palmerston North
40°17′46″S 175°48′30″E / 40.29611°S 175.80833°E / -40.29611; 175.80833 (Te Apiti wind farm)
Meridian Energy 91 2004
Te Rere Hau Tararua Ranges, east of Palmerston North
40°23′18″S 175°43′27″E / 40.38833°S 175.72417°E / -40.38833; 175.72417 (Te Rere Hau wind farm)
New Zealand Windfarms 48.5 2006, 2009, 2011
Te Uku near Raglan, Waikato
37°52′42″S 174°57′47″E / 37.87833°S 174.96306°E / -37.87833; 174.96306 (Te Uku wind farm)
Meridian Energy 64.4 2011 part owned by WEL Networks [6]
Weld Cone Marlborough Energy 3 0.8 2010
West Wind Makara, west of central Wellington
41°16′35″S 174°39′37″E / 41.27639°S 174.66028°E / -41.27639; 174.66028 (West Wind wind farm)
Meridian Energy 143 2009
White Hill near Mossburn, Southland
45°45′9″S 168°16′18″E / 45.75250°S 168.27167°E / -45.75250; 168.27167 (White Hill wind farm)
Meridian Energy 58 2007

Sources:[3][7]

Under construction[edit]

Name Location No. Turbines Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioning Notes
Mill Creek Wind Meridian Energy Wellington 60 2014

Sources: [8][7]

Decommissioned[edit]

Decommissioned hydroelectric[edit]

Name Location Type Last Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Decommissioned Notes
Bullendale Queenstown 2 Pelton wheels Phoenix Mine 0.04 1886 1907 First industrial generation in NZ
Okere Falls north-east of Rotorua NZ Government 0.2 1901 1936 First power station owned by government. Dismantled in 1941
Omanawa Falls south-east of Tauranga Trust Power 0.75 1915, extended 1921 1990s First underground power station in New Zealand, built by Tauranga Borough Council. [9]
Horahora east of Cambridge, Waikato State Hydro Department 10.3 1913 1947 Drowned by formation of Lake Karapiro
Reefton Reefton, West Coast Grey Electric Power Board <1 1888 1949 Demolished
Wye Creek Otago-Southland Pioneer Generation 1.3 1936 2008 Mothballed after turbine/generator failure

Decommissioned thermal[edit]

Name Location Type Last Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Decommissioned Notes
Evans Bay near Kilbirnie, Wellington Coal steam turbine Wellington City Council 23 1924 1968 Demolished
Kings Wharf Central Auckland Coal steam turbine Auckland Harbour Board 10.5 1920 1968
Marsden A Marsden Point, Northland Oil ECNZ 240 1967 1997 Partially demolished
Marsden B Marsden Point, Northland Oil ECNZ 250 Mothballed 1978 without commissioning
Meremere Meremere, Waikato Coal steam turbine ECNZ 210 1958 1991 Partially demolished; now a waste recovery plant.
New Plymouth Port Taranaki, New Plymouth Gas/Oil steam turbine Contact Energy 600 1974 2008
Palmerston North Terrace End, Palmerston North Town Gas/Diesel reciprocating Palmerston North City Council 2 1924 1992 Now an electricity museum[10]
Springlands Old Renwick Road, Blenheim Diesel reciprocating Marlborough Lines 1.5 1930 2003 Preserved as functioning engineering heritage[11]
Te Awamutu Te Awamutu, Waikato Gas turbine Genesis Energy 54 1995 2007 Cogeneration

Proposed power stations[edit]

Name Location Type Operator Planned
Capacity (MW)
Status Notes
Amuri North Canterbury Hydro Meridian Energy 38 applied for consent [8]
Arnold (Dobson) east of Greymouth, West Coast Hydro TrustPower 46 consented [8]
Awhitu near Waiuku, Auckland Wind TrustPower 18 consented [8]
Balmoral Canterbury Hydro Meridian Energy 15 applied for consent [8]
Belfast Belfast, Christchurch Diesel Orion New Zealand 11.5 consented [8]
Bromley Bromley, Christchurch Diesel Orion New Zealand 11.5 consented [8]
Brooklyn Wind Turbine replacement Brooklyn, Wellington Wind Meridian Energy 0.9 applied for consent [12]
Castle Hill northeast of Masterton Wind Genesis Energy 860 consented [8][13]
Central Wind (Moawhango) between Taihape and Waiouru Wind Meridian Energy 130 consented [8]
Cook Strait Neptune Power Tidal near Wellington 1 consented [8]
Flat Hill near Bluff, Southland Wind Energy 3 7 consented [8]
Hauauru ma raki Waikato coast Wind Contact Energy 504 consented [8]
Hawea Gates near Wanaka, Otago Hydro Contact Energy 17 consented [8]
Hurunui North Canterbury Wind Meridian Energy 76 consented [8][14]
Junction Road Taranaki Gas Nova Energy 100 consented [8]
Kaipara Kaipara Harbour, Northland Tidal Crest Energy 200 consented [8][15]
Kaiwera Downs south-east of Gore, Southland Wind TrustPower 240 consented [8]
Lake Coleridge inland Canterbury Hydro TrustPower 70 applied for consent [8]
Lake Pukaki near Twizel, Canterbury Hydro Meridian Energy 35 consented [8][16]
Long Gully Wellington Wind Windflow Technologies 12.5 consented [8]
Mahinerangi stage 2 Lake Mahinerangi, west of Dunedin Wind TrustPower 164 consented [8]
Matiri Project West Coast Hydro New Zealand Energy 5 applied for consent
Maungaharuru inland Hawke's Bay Wind Meridian Energy 225 consented
Mokau Taranaki Hydro King Country Energy 10 applied for consent
Mount Cass Canterbury Wind MainPower 69 consented
North Bank Waitaki River, Canterbury Hydro Meridian Energy 280 applied for consent
Otahuhu C Otahuhu, Auckland Gas Contact Energy 400 consented
Puketiro Wellington Wind RES 150
Puketoi Manawatu Wind Mighty River Power 159 consented[17]
Rakaia River Canterbury Hydro Ashburton Community Water Trust 16 consented
Rodney near Helensville, Auckland Gas Genesis Energy 480 consented
Rotoma Bay of Plenty Geothermal Rotoma No 1 Corporation 35 applied for consent
Rototuna Northland Wind Meridian Energy 500
Slopedown east of Gore, Southland Wind Genesis Energy 150 [18][19]
Stockton Mine West Coast Hydro Solid Energy 35 consented [8][20]
Stockton Plateau West Coast Hydro Hydro Developments 25 consented
Tauhara 2 north-east of Taupo Geothermal Contact Energy 250 consented[21]
Te Ahi o Maui Bay of Plenty Geothermal Eastland Group 12.5 applied for consent [8]
Titiokura Hawkes Bay Wind Unison / Roaring 40s 48 consented
Tory Channel Marlborough Tidal Energy Pacifica 10
Turitea near Palmerston North Wind Mighty River Power 180 consent under appeal [8]
Upper Kaituna Bay of Plenty Hydro Bay of Plenty Energy 14
Wairau Nelson-Marlborough Hydro TrustPower 70.5 consented
Waitahora east of Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui Wind Contact Energy 156 consented [8]

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