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
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.
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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 Operator Coordinates Territorial authority Type Capacity (MW) Commissioned Closed
Greenmount Vector Auckland (Howick) Biogas 5.5 1992
Kinleith (CHH) Carter Holt Harvey South Waikato Wood cogeneration 40 1997
Omaranui Pioneer Generation / Hastings District Council Hastings Biogas 1 2014
Pan Pac Pan Pac Forest Products Hastings Wood cogeneration 12.8 2005
Rosedale Mercury Energy Auckland (Upper Harbour) Biogas 2.8 1992
Silverstream Landfill Pioneer Generation Lower Hutt Biogas 2.7 1994
Southern Landfill Todd Energy Wellington Biogas 1.1
Tirohia Mercury Energy Hauraki Biogas 2.0 2008

Geothermal[edit]

Name Operator Coordinates Territorial authority Type Capacity (MW) Commissioned Closed
Kawerau (BoPE) Nova Energy Kawerau Binary 6.3 1989, 1993
Kawerau (kA24) Geothermal Developments Kawerau Binary 8.3 2008
Kawerau (NST) Norske Skog Tasman Kawerau 25 2012
Kawerau Mercury Energy 38°03′47″S 176°43′38″E / 38.06306°S 176.72722°E / -38.06306; 176.72722 (Kawerau (Mercury) geothermal power station) Kawerau Flash steam 100 2008
Mokai Mercury Energy 38°31′52″S 175°55′39″E / 38.53123°S 175.92742°E / -38.53123; 175.92742 (Mokai geothermal power station) Taupo 112 2000
Nga Awa Purua Mercury Energy 38°36′50″S 176°11′02″E / 38.613989°S 176.183833°E / -38.613989; 176.183833 (Nga Awa Purua geothermal power station) Taupo Flash steam 140 2010
Ngatamariki Mercury Energy Taupo Binary 82 2013
Ngawha Top Energy 35°25′03″S 173°51′07″E / 35.41750°S 173.85194°E / -35.41750; 173.85194 (Ngawha geothermal power station) Far North Binary 25 1998
Ohaaki Contact Energy 38°31′37″S 176°17′31″E / 38.52694°S 176.29194°E / -38.52694; 176.29194 (Ohaaki geothermal power station) Taupo Flash steam 70 1989
Poihipi Contact Energy 38°37′49″S 176°2′30″E / 38.63028°S 176.04167°E / -38.63028; 176.04167 (Poihipi geothermal power station) Taupo Flash steam 55 1997
Rotokawa Mercury Energy 38°36′45″S 176°11′37″E / 38.612402°S 176.193666°E / -38.612402; 176.193666 (Rotokawa geothermal power station) Taupo 33 1997
Te Huka Contact Energy 38°40′1″S 176°7′5″E / 38.66694°S 176.11806°E / -38.66694; 176.11806 (Te Huka geothermal power station) Taupo Binary 23 2010
Te Mihi Contact Energy Taupo Flash steam 159 2014
Wairakei A Contact Energy 38°37′37″S 176°06′19″E / 38.62694°S 176.10528°E / -38.62694; 176.10528 (Wairakei geothermal power station) Taupo Flash steam 161 1958
Wairakei binary Contact Energy 38°37′37″S 176°06′19″E / 38.62694°S 176.10528°E / -38.62694; 176.10528 (Wairakei geothermal power station) Taupo Binary 14 2005

Hydroelectric[edit]

Name Operator Scheme Coordinates Territorial authority Capacity (MW) Commissioned Closed
Amethyst Westpower Westland 7.6 2013
Aniwhenua Southern Generation[2] 38°17′37″S 176°47′32″E / 38.29369°S 176.79232°E / -38.29369; 176.79232 (Aniwhenua hydroelectric power station) Whakatane 25 1979
Arapuni Mercury Energy Waikato River 38°04′17″S 175°38′36″E / 38.07139°S 175.64333°E / -38.07139; 175.64333 (Arapuni hydroelectric power station) South Waikato 196.7 1929, 1946
Aratiatia Mercury Waikato River 38°36′57″S 176°8′33″E / 38.61583°S 176.14250°E / -38.61583; 176.14250 (Aratiatia hydroelectric power station) Taupo 78 1964
Argyle TrustPower Branch River 41°40′15″S 173°12′12″E / 41.67076°S 173.203316°E / -41.67076; 173.203316 (Argyle hydroelectric power station) Marlborough 3.8 1983
Arnold TrustPower 42°31′45″S 171°24′41″E / 42.52905°S 171.411267°E / -42.52905; 171.411267 (Arnold hydroelectric power station) Grey 3.0 1932
Atiamuri Mercury Waikato River 38°23′35″S 176°1′24″E / 38.39306°S 176.02333°E / -38.39306; 176.02333 (Atiamuri hydroelectric power station) South Waikato / Taupo 84 1962
Aviemore[3] Meridian Energy Lower Waitaki 44°39′21″S 170°21′18″E / 44.65583°S 170.35500°E / -44.65583; 170.35500 (Aviemore hydroelectric power station) Waitaki 220 1968
Benmore[3] Meridian Energy Lower Waitaki 44°33′51″S 170°11′50″E / 44.56417°S 170.19722°E / -44.56417; 170.19722 (Benmore hydroelectric power station) Waitaki 540 1965
Cleardale MainPower Ashburton 0.9 2010
Clyde Contact Clutha River 45°10′46″S 169°18′25″E / 45.17944°S 169.30694°E / -45.17944; 169.30694 (Clyde hydroelectric power station) Central Otago 432 1992
Cobb TrustPower 41°06′13″S 172°41′16″E / 41.10361°S 172.68778°E / -41.10361; 172.68778 (Cobb hydroelectric power station) Tasman 34.3 1956
Coleridge TrustPower 43°21′51″S 171°31′37″E / 43.36417°S 171.52694°E / -43.36417; 171.52694 (Coleridge hydroelectric power station) Selwyn 45 1914
Deep Stream TrustPower Waipori Clutha 5 2008
Dillmans TrustPower Kumara Westland 3.5 1928
Duffers TrustPower Kumara Westland 0.5 1928
Falls Pioneer Generation Central Otago 1.3 2003
Flaxy TrustPower Wheao and Flaxy Whakatane 24 1982
Fraser Pioneer Generation Central Otago 2.8 1956
Highbank[4] TrustPower Rangitata Diversion 43°34′24″S 171°44′08″E / 43.573302°S 171.73557°E / -43.573302; 171.73557 (Highbank hydroelectric power station) Ashburton 25.2 1945
Hinemaiaia A TrustPower Hinemaiaia 38°53′24″S 176°05′27″E / 38.890086°S 176.090875°E / -38.890086; 176.090875 (Hinemaiaia hydroelectric power station) Taupo 2.0 1952
Hinemaiaia B TrustPower Hinemaiaia Taupo 1.3 1966
Hinemaiaia C TrustPower Hinemaiaia Taupo 2.8 1982
Horseshoe Bend Pioneer Generation Central Otago 4.3 1999
Kaimai 5 TrustPower Kaimai Western Bay of Plenty 0.35 1994
Kaitawa Genesis Energy Waikaremoana 38°48′12″S 177°07′52″E / 38.80323°S 177.1311°E / -38.80323; 177.1311 (Kaitawa hydroelectric power station) Wairoa 36 1948
Kaniere Forks TrustPower Lake Kaniere Westland 0.43 1911
Karapiro Mercury Waikato River 37°55′26″S 175°32′21″E / 37.92389°S 175.53917°E / -37.92389; 175.53917 (Karapiro hydroelectric power station) Waipa 90 1948
Kourarau Genesis Energy Carterton 1.0 1923, 1925
Kowhai Pioneer Generation Central Otago 1.9 2010
Kumara TrustPower Kumara Westland 6.5 1928
Lloyd Mandeno TrustPower Kaimai Western Bay of Plenty 15.6 1972
Lower Mangapapa TrustPower Kaimai Western Bay of Plenty 6.0 1979
Manapouri Meridian Energy 45°31′17″S 167°16′40″E / 45.52139°S 167.27778°E / -45.52139; 167.27778 (Manapouri hydroelectric power station) Southland 850 1971
Mangahao Todd Energy 40°34′36″S 175°27′1″E / 40.57667°S 175.45028°E / -40.57667; 175.45028 (Mangahao hydroelectric power station) Horowhenua 42 1924
Mangorei Trustpower New Plymouth 4.5 1906, 1931
Maraetai I Mercury Waikato River 38°21′09″S 175°44′38″E / 38.35250°S 175.74389°E / -38.35250; 175.74389 (Maraetai hydroelectric power station) South Waikato / Taupo 252 1954
Maraetai II Mercury Waikato River South Waikato / Taupo 108 1971
Maraetai (mini) Mercury South Waikato / Taupo 0.1
Matahina Trustpower 38°06′54″S 176°48′52″E / 38.114908°S 176.814473°E / -38.114908; 176.814473 (Matahina hydroelectric power station) Whakatane 72 1967
McKays Creek Trustpower Lake Kaniere Westland 1.1 1931
Monowai Pioneer Generation Southland 6.6 1926
Montalto[4] Trustpower Rangitata Diversion Ashburton 1.8 1982
Motukawa TrustPower New Plymouth 4.5 1927-1938
Ohakuri Mercury Waikato River 38°24′30″S 176°5′22″E / 38.40833°S 176.08944°E / -38.40833; 176.08944 (Ohakuri hydroelectric power station) South Waikato / Taupo 112 1962
Ohau A[3] Meridian Energy Upper Waitaki 44°15′52″S 170°1′56″E / 44.26444°S 170.03222°E / -44.26444; 170.03222 (Ohau A hydroelectric power station) Mackenzie 264 1980
Ohau B[3] Meridian Energy Upper Waitaki 44°17′58″S 170°6′44″E / 44.29944°S 170.11222°E / -44.29944; 170.11222 (Ohau B hydroelectric power station) Waitaki 212 1984
Ohau C[3] Meridian Energy Upper Waitaki 44°20′31″S 170°10′56″E / 44.34194°S 170.18222°E / -44.34194; 170.18222 (Ohau C hydroelectric power station) Waitaki 212 1985
Opuha Opuha Water / TrustPower Mackenzie 7.5 1999
Oxburn/Glenorchy Pioneer Generation Queenstown Lakes 0.4 1968
Paerau Trustpower Strath Taieri Central Otago 10 1984
Patea Trustpower 39°32′46″S 174°34′13″E / 39.54611°S 174.57028°E / -39.54611; 174.57028 (Ohau C hydroelectric power station) South Taranaki 32 1984
Patearoa Trustpower Strath Taieri Central Otago 2.3 1984
Piripaua Genesis Energy Waikaremoana 38°50′21″S 177°10′05″E / 38.83906°S 177.16817°E / -38.83906; 177.16817 (Piripaua hydroelectric power station) Wairoa 42 1943
Pupu Pupu Hydro Society Tasman 0.3 1929
Rangipo Genesis Energy Tongariro 39°09′12″S 175°50′12″E / 39.153316°S 175.836802°E / -39.153316; 175.836802 (Rangipo hydroelectric power station) Taupo 120 1983
Rimu Trustpower Esk Hastings 2.4 2013
Roaring Meg lower Pioneer Generation Roaring Meg Central Otago / Queentown Lakes 3.0 1936
Roaring Meg upper Pioneer Generation Roaring Meg Central Otago / Queentown Lakes 1.3 1936
Roxburgh Contact Clutha River 45°28′33″S 169°19′21″E / 45.475811°S 169.322555°E / -45.475811; 169.322555 (Roxburgh hydroelectric power station) Central Otago 320 1956
Ruahihi Trustpower Kaimai Western Bay of Plenty 20 1981
Tekapo A[3] Genesis Energy Upper Waitaki 44°00′50″S 170°27′38″E / 44.013805°S 170.460516°E / -44.013805; 170.460516 (Tekapo A hydroelectric power station) Mackenzie 25 1951
Tekapo B[3] Genesis Energy Upper Waitaki 44°07′21″S 170°12′43″E / 44.12253°S 170.211947°E / -44.12253; 170.211947 (Tekapo B hydroelectric power station) Mackenzie 160 1977
Tokaanu Genesis Energy Tongariro 38°58′52″S 175°46′06″E / 38.98113°S 175.768282°E / -38.98113; 175.768282 (Tokaanu hydroelectric power station) Taupo 240 1973
Toronui TrustPower Esk Hastings 1.4 2013
Tuai Genesis Energy Waikaremoana 38°48′25″S 177°09′03″E / 38.806819°S 177.150844°E / -38.806819; 177.150844 (Tuai hydroelectric power station) Wairoa 60 1929
Wahapo/Ōkārito Forks Trustpower Westland 3.1 1960
Waihopai Trustpower 39°09′12″S 175°50′12″E / 39.153316°S 175.836802°E / -39.153316; 175.836802 (Rangipo hydroelectric power station) Marlborough 2.5 1927
Waipapa Mercury Waikato River 38°17′32″S 175°41′01″E / 38.29216°S 175.683568°E / -38.29216; 175.683568 (Waipapa hydroelectric power station) South Waikato 51 1961
Waipori 1A Trustpower Waipori Clutha 10
Waipori 2A Trustpower Waipori Clutha 58
Waipori 3 Trustpower Waipori Clutha 7.6
Waipori 4 Trustpower Waipori Clutha 8
Wairau Trustpower Branch River Marlborough 7.2 1983
Waitaki[3] Meridian Energy Lower Waitaki 44°41′23″S 170°25′34″E / 44.68983°S 170.426173°E / -44.68983; 170.426173 (Waitaki hydroelectric power station) Waitaki 90 1935
Whakamaru Mercury Waikato River 38°25.178′S 175°48.493′E / 38.419633°S 175.808217°E / -38.419633; 175.808217 (Whakamaru hydroelectric power station) South Waiakto / Taupo 100 1956
Wheao Trustpower Wheao and Flaxy 38°38′00″S 176°34′41″E / 38.633332°S 176.578077°E / -38.633332; 176.578077 (Wheao hydroelectric power station) Whakatane 24 1982
Name Location Type Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Notes
Brooklyn (hydro) near Motueka, Tasman 0.2 1934
Drysdale near Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui Drysdale Hydro Company 0.1
Feredays Island Canterbury Hydro Run of River Kea Energy 0.3 2005
Fox West Coast Trustpower 0.2
Kuratau King Country Energy 6.0 1962
Mangapehi Taranaki Clearwater Hydro 1.6 2008
Mangatangi Franklin, Auckland Watercare Services 0.6
Mangatawhiri Franklin, Auckland Counties Power 0.2
Marokopa Waitomo area, Waikato Marakopa Generation 0.1
Mataura near Gore, Southland Niblick Trust 0.9
Matawai Gisborne Clearwater Hydro 2.0 2009
Mokauiti Central North Island King Country Energy 1.9 1925, 1938, 1963
Ngahere West Coast Birchfield Minerals 0.1
Normanby Hawera, Taranaki run-of-river Renewable Power Ltd 1.0 1903, 2015 Supplied electricity to Hawera until 1967
Onekaka Tasman District Onekaka Energy 1.0
Opunake Opunake, Taranaki TrustPower 0.3
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
Raetihi Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui Trustpower 0.3
Rochfort Westport, West Coast Kawatiri Energy 4.2 2013
Talla Burn Central Otago Talla Burn Generation 2.6 2010
Teviot east of Roxburgh, Otago Pioneer Generation 10.5 1983
Turitea (hydro) near Palmerston North Palmerston North City Council 0.1
Waihi Station near Wairoa, Hawke's Bay Trustpower 4.7 1913
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

Source:[5]

Fossil fuel[edit]

Name Operator Coordinates Territorial authority Type Capacity (MW) Commissioned Closed
Auckland Hospital Auckland DHB / Pioneer Generation Auckland (Waitemata) Gas/Diesel cogeneration 3.6 2005
Bream Bay TrustPower Whangarei Diesel recip engine 9 2011
Edgecumbe Nova Energy Whakatane Gas cogeneration 10 1996
Evans Bay Wellington MED Wellington Coal steam turbine 23 1924 1968
Glenbrook Alinta Auckland (Franklin) Coal/Gas waste heat 112 1997
Huntly 1-4 Genesis Energy 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) Waikato Coal/Gas steam turbine 500 1983
Huntly 5 Genesis Energy 37°32′35″S 175°08′57″E / 37.543046°S 175.149103°E / -37.543046; 175.149103 (Huntly 5 gas-fired power station) Waikato Gas combined-cycle 400 2007
Huntly 6 Genesis Energy 37°32′38″S 175°08′53″E / 37.543982°S 175.14814°E / -37.543982; 175.14814 (Huntly 6 gas-fired power station) Waikato Gas/Diesel open-cycle 50 2004
Kapuni Vector / Bay of Plenty Energy South Taranaki Gas combined-cycle cogeneration 25 1998
Kawerau (TPP) Tasman Pulp and Paper Kawerau Gas cogeneration 37 1966
Kings Wharf Auckland Harbour Board Auckland (Waitemata) Coal steam turbine 10.5 1920 1968
Kinleith Genesis Energy South Waikato Wood/Gas cogeneration 40 1998
Mangahewa Todd Energy New Plymouth Gas 9.0 2008
Marsden A ECNZ Whangarei Oil 240 1967 1997
Marsden B ECNZ Whangarei Oil 250 never commissioned
McKee (recip) Todd Energy New Plymouth Gas reciprocating 2.0 2008
McKee (turbine) Todd Energy New Plymouth Gas open-cycle 100 2013
Meremere ECNZ Waikato Coal steam turbine 210 1958 1991
New Plymouth Contact Energy New Plymouth Gas/Oil steam turbine 600 1974 2008
Otahuhu A Contact Energy Auckland (Otara-Papatoetoe) Gas open cycle 1968 late 1990s
Otahuhu B Contact Energy Auckland (Otara-Papatoetoe) Gas combined cycle 404 2000 2015
Palmerston North[6] Palmerston North MED Palmerston North Town Gas/Diesel reciprocating 2 1924 1992
QE2 Park Orion New Zealand Christchurch Diesel recip engine 4 2011-2
Southdown Mercury Energy 36°55′39″S 174°49′38″E / 36.927563°S 174.827328°E / -36.927563; 174.827328 (Southdown cogeneration power station) Auckland (Maungakiekie-Tamaki) Gas combined-cycle cogeneration 170 1997 2015
Springlands[7] Marlborough Lines Marlborough Diesel reciprocating 1.5 1930 2003
Stratford CC Contact Energy 39°19′56″S 174°19′8″E / 39.33222°S 174.31889°E / -39.33222; 174.31889 (Stratford gas-fired power station) Stratford Gas combined-cycle 385 1998
Stratford peaker Contact Energy 39°19′56″S 174°19′8″E / 39.33222°S 174.31889°E / -39.33222; 174.31889 (Stratford gas-fired power station) Stratford Gas open-cycle 200 1998
Te Awamutu Genesis Energy Waipa Gas turbine 54 1995 2007
Te Rapa Contact Energy 37°42′59″S 175°13′0″E / 37.71639°S 175.21667°E / -37.71639; 175.21667 (Te Rapa cogeneration power station) Hamilton Gas cogeneration 44 1999
Wellington Hospital Capital & Coast DHB / Vector / Meridian Energy Wellington Gas/Oil cogeneration 8 1981
Whareroa Fonterra / Todd Energy South Taranaki Gas combined-cycle cogeneration 69.6 1996
Whirinaki Contact Energy 39°22′34″S 176°53′36″E / 39.37611°S 176.89333°E / -39.37611; 176.89333 (Whirinaki diesel-fired power station) Hastings Diesel open-cycle 155 2004

Source:[5]

Wind[edit]

Name Operator Coordinates Territorial authority Number of Turbines Capacity (MW) Commissioned Closed
Brooklyn Wind Turbine (original) Meridian Energy Wellington 1 0.23 1993 2015
Brooklyn Wind Turbine (new) Meridian Energy Wellington 1 0.9 2016
Chatham Islands Wind Farm CBD Energy / Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust 44°2′13″S 176°23′0″W / 44.03694°S 176.38333°W / -44.03694; -176.38333 (Chatham Islands wind farm) Chatham Islands 2 0.46 2010
Gebbies Pass Windflow Technology 43°41′54″S 172°38′27″E / 43.69833°S 172.64083°E / -43.69833; 172.64083 (Gebbies Pass wind farm) Christchurch 1 0.5 2003
Hau Nui Genesis Energy 41°21′42″S 175°29′2″E / 41.36167°S 175.48389°E / -41.36167; 175.48389 (Hau Nui wind farm) South Wairarapa 15 8.7 1996, 2004
Horseshoe Bend Pioneer Generation Central Otago 3 2.3 2009
Lulworth[8] Energy 3 Marlborough 4 1.0 2011
Mahinerangi TrustPower 45°45′38″S 169°54′18″E / 45.76056°S 169.90500°E / -45.76056; 169.90500 (Mahinerangi wind farm) Dunedin 12 36 March 2011
Mill Creek Meridian Energy Wellington 26 60 2014
Mt Stuart[9] Pioneer Generation 46°04′20″S 169°46′2″E / 46.07222°S 169.76722°E / -46.07222; 169.76722 (Mount Stuart wind farm) Clutha 9 7.7 December 2011
Southbridge Energy 3 Selwyn 1 0.1 2005
Tararua TrustPower 40°20′46″S 175°46′48″E / 40.34611°S 175.78000°E / -40.34611; 175.78000 (Tararua wind farm) Palmerston North / Tararua 134 161 1999, 2004, 2007
Te Apiti Meridian Energy 40°17′46″S 175°48′30″E / 40.29611°S 175.80833°E / -40.29611; 175.80833 (Te Apiti wind farm) Palmerston North / Tararua 55 91 2004
Te Rere Hau New Zealand Windfarms 40°23′18″S 175°43′27″E / 40.38833°S 175.72417°E / -40.38833; 175.72417 (Te Rere Hau wind farm) Palmerston North / Tararua 97 48.5 2006, 2009, 2011
Te Uku Meridian Energy / WEL Networks 37°52′42″S 174°57′47″E / 37.87833°S 174.96306°E / -37.87833; 174.96306 (Te Uku wind farm) Waikato 28 64.4 2011
Weld Cone Energy 3 Marlborough 3 0.8 2010
West Wind Meridian Energy 41°16′35″S 174°39′37″E / 41.27639°S 174.66028°E / -41.27639; 174.66028 (West Wind wind farm) Wellington 62 143 2009
White Hill Meridian Energy 45°45′9″S 168°16′18″E / 45.75250°S 168.27167°E / -45.75250; 168.27167 (White Hill wind farm) Southland 29 58 2007

Sources:[5][10][11]

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. [12]
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

Proposed power stations[edit]

Name Location Type Operator Planned
Capacity (MW)
Status Notes
Amuri North Canterbury Hydro Meridian Energy 38 applied for consent [10]
Arnold (Dobson) east of Greymouth, West Coast Hydro TrustPower 46 consented [10]
Awhitu near Waiuku, Auckland Wind TrustPower 18 consented [10]
Balmoral Canterbury Hydro Meridian Energy 15 applied for consent [10]
Belfast Belfast, Christchurch Diesel Orion New Zealand 11.5 consented [10]
Bromley Bromley, Christchurch Diesel Orion New Zealand 11.5 consented [10]
Brooklyn Wind Turbine replacement Brooklyn, Wellington Wind Meridian Energy 0.9 applied for consent [13]
Castle Hill northeast of Masterton Wind Genesis Energy 860 consented [10][14]
Central Wind (Moawhango) between Taihape and Waiouru Wind Meridian Energy 130 consented [10]
Cook Strait Neptune Power Tidal near Wellington 1 consented [10]
Flat Hill near Bluff, Southland Wind Energy 3 7 consented [10]
Hauauru ma raki Waikato coast Wind Contact Energy 504 consented [10]
Hawea Gates near Wanaka, Otago Hydro Contact Energy 17 consented [10]
Hurunui North Canterbury Wind Meridian Energy 76 consented [10][15]
Junction Road Taranaki Gas Nova Energy 100 consented [10]
Kaipara Kaipara Harbour, Northland Tidal Crest Energy 200 consented [10][16]
Kaiwera Downs south-east of Gore, Southland Wind TrustPower 240 consented [10]
Lake Coleridge inland Canterbury Hydro TrustPower 70 applied for consent [10]
Lake Pukaki near Twizel, Canterbury Hydro Meridian Energy 35 consented [10][17]
Long Gully Wellington Wind Windflow Technologies 12.5 consented [10]
Mahinerangi stage 2 Lake Mahinerangi, west of Dunedin Wind TrustPower 164 consented [10]
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 Mercury Energy 159 consented[18]
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 [19][20]
Stockton Mine West Coast Hydro Solid Energy 35 consented [10][21]
Stockton Plateau West Coast Hydro Hydro Developments 25 consented
Tauhara 2 north-east of Taupo Geothermal Contact Energy 250 consented[22]
Te Ahi o Maui Bay of Plenty Geothermal Eastland Group 12.5 applied for consent [10]
Titiokura Hawkes Bay Wind Unison / Roaring 40s 48 consented
Tory Channel Marlborough Tidal Energy Pacifica 10
Turitea near Palmerston North Wind Mercury Energy 180 consent under appeal [10]
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 [10]
Waverley South Taranaki Wind Trustpower 130 applied for consent

Source:[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PowerStations.kmz file (compressed, ~200KB) via the Centralised Dtaaset DVD from the Electricity Commission, also http://www.emi.ea.govt.nz/Datasets/Browse?directory=/StationList&parentDirectory=/Datasets/Wholesale/Archive/201310_Centralised_dataset/CentralisedDataset/NetworkConfiguration/Generation Substations and transmission lines via Network.kmz on the DVD or http://www.emi.ea.govt.nz/Datasets/Browse?directory=/TransmissionLineLocations&parentDirectory=/Datasets/Wholesale/Archive/201310_Centralised_dataset/CentralisedDataset/NetworkConfiguration/TransmissionNetwork
  2. ^ Mack, Ben; McCarthy, Phil (3 December 2015). "Southern Generation buys North Island power station for $100m". Dominion Post. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Discover the Waitaki Hydro Scheme" (PDF). Meridian Energy Ltd. p. 5. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Highbank/Montalto". TrustPower. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  5. ^ a b c "Generating station list as at September 2012" (xls). New Zealand Electricity Authority. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  6. ^ "Palmerston North Electric Power Station Inc". webring.com. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Marlborough Lines News". marlboroughlines.co.nz. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Lulworth". New Zealand Wind Energy Association. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Proposed Mt Stuart Windfarm Information". Clutha District Council. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Generation update". New Zealand Electricity Authority. October 2013. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Wind farms operating and under construction - New Zealand Wind Energy Association". Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  12. ^ "Omanawa Falls Power Station". NZ Historic Places Trust. 
  13. ^ "Turbine being replaced after 20 years of service". The Dominion Post (via Stuff.co.nz). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Genesis planning massive windfarm". NZ Herald. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Williams, David (2010-04-03). "$200m North Canty wind farm planned". The Press. 
  16. ^ Thompson, Wayne (8 February 2011). "Tidal power station for Kaipara approved". Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  17. ^ Bruce, David (16 June 2011). "Pukaki hydro scheme gains resource consent". Otago Daily Times. 
  18. ^ "Mighty River Power lodges application for wind development at Puketoi" (Press release). Mighty River Power. 3 August 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "Slopedown Wind Farm". Genesis Energy. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  20. ^ "Facts & figures". Slopedown Wind Farm. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  21. ^ "Stockton Hydro Scheme". Solid Energy. 
  22. ^ "Tauhara 2 gains consent". Contact Energy. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 

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