List of power stations in New Zealand

List of power stations 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 power stations

Name Location Fuel(s) 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 power stations

Name Location Field Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Notes
Kawerau (BoPE) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty Kawerau Bay of Plenty Energy 6.3 1989, 1993
Kawerau (kA24) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty Kawerau Geothermal Developments 8.3 2008
Kawerau(MRP) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty

38°03′47″S176°43′38″E

Kawerau Mighty River Power 100 2008
Mokai northwest of Taupo

38°31′52″S175°55′39″E

Mokai Mighty River Power 112 2000
Nga Awa Purua north of Taupo

38°36′50″S176°11′02″E

Rotokawa Mighty River Power 140 2010 Largest geothermal turbine in the world (147 MW rated)
Ngatamariki north of Taupo Ngatamariki Mighty River Power 82 2013
Ngawha near Kaikohe, Northland

35°25′03″S173°51′07″E

Ngawha Top Energy 25 1998
Ohaaki between Rotorua and Taupo

38°31′37″S176°17′31″E

Ohaaki Contact Energy 70 1989
Poihipi north of Taupo

38°37′49″S176°2′30″E

Wairakei Contact Energy 55 1997
Rotokawa north of Taupo

38°36′45″S176°11′37″E

Rotokawa Mighty River Power 33 1997
Te Huka north of Taupo

38°40′1″S176°7′5″E

Tauhara Contact Energy 23 2010
Wairakei north of Taupo

38°37′37″S176°06′19″E

Wairakei Contact Energy 181 1958, 2005 First flash steam geothermal station in the world.

Under construction

Name Location Field Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioning Notes
Kawerau (NST) Kawerau, Bay of Plenty Kawerau Norske Skog Tasman 25 2012
Te Mihi north of Taupo Wairakei Contact Energy 166 2013

Source:[1]

Hydroelectric power stations

Name Location Scheme No. Turbines Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Notes
Aniwhenua Bay of Plenty

38°17′37″S 176°47′32″E

Bay of Plenty Electricity 25 1979
Arapuni east of Putaruru, Waikato

38°04′17″S 175°38′36″E

Waikato River 8 Mighty River Power 196.7 1929, 1946
Aratiatia north of Taupo

38°36′57″S 176°8′33″E

Waikato River 3 Mighty River Power 78 1964
Argyle Marlborough

41°40′15″S 173°12′12″E

Branch River TrustPower 3.8 1983
Arnold West Coast

42°31′45″S 171°24′41″E

TrustPower 3.0 1932
Atiamuri between Taupo and Tokoroa, Waikato

38°23′35″S 176°1′24″E

Waikato River 4 Mighty River Power 84 1962
Aviemore east of Otematata, Canterbury

44°39′21″S 170°21′18″E

Waitaki River 4 Meridian Energy 220 1968 [2]
Benmore north of Otematata, Canterbury

44°33′51″S 170°11′50″E

Waitaki River 6 Meridian Energy 540 1965 [2]
Cobb Tasman

41°06′13″S 172°41′16″E

TrustPower 34.3 1956
Coleridge Canterbury

43°21′51″S 171°31′37″E

TrustPower 45 1914
Clyde near Clyde, Otago

45°10′46″S 169°18′25″E

Clutha River 4 Contact Energy 432 1992
Dillmans West Coast TrustPower 3.5 1928
Falls Otago-Southland Pioneer Generation 1.2
Fraser Otago-Southland Pioneer Generation 2.8
Fereday Hydro Power Fereday Island 4 Fereday Hydro Ltd 0.3 2008
Highbank near Methven, Canterbury

43°34′24″S 171°44′08″E

Rangitata Diversion TrustPower 25.2 1945 [3]
Hinemaiaia south of Taupo, Waikato

38°53′24″S 176°05′27″E

TrustPower 6.1 1952, 1966, 1982
Kaitawa Lake Waikaremoana, Hawke’s Bay

38°48′12″S 177°07′52″E

Waikaremoana Genesis Energy 36 1948
Karapiro near Cambridge, Waikato

37°55′26″S 175°32′21″E

Waikato River 3 Mighty River Power 90 1948
Kourarau east of Carterton, Wellington Genesis Energy 1.1 1923, 1925
Kumara West Coast TrustPower 6.5 1928
Lloyd Mandeno west of Tauranga Kaimai TrustPower 15.6
Lower Mangapapa west of Tauranga Kaimai TrustPower 6.25
Manapouri Lake Manapouri, Southland

45°31′17″S 167°16′40″E

7 Meridian Energy 850 1971, 2002
Mangahao east of Shannon, Manawatu-Wanganui

40°34′36″S 175°27′1″E

Todd Energy 42 1924
Mangapehi Taranaki Clearwater Hydro 3.0 1998
Mangorei Taranaki TrustPower 4.5 1906, 1931
Maraetai near Mangakino, Waikato

38°21′09″S 175°44′38″E

Waikato River 10 Mighty River Power 360 1954, 1971
Matahina east of Kawerau, Bay of Plenty

38°06′54″S 176°48′52″E

Rangataiki River TrustPower 72 1967
McKays Creek West Coast TrustPower 1.1 1931
Mokauiti/Wairere Central North Island King Country Energy 7.0 1925, 1938, 1963
Monowai Southland Pioneer Generation 6.6 1926
Montalto Canterbury TrustPower 1.8 1982 1.1 MW during irrigation season [3]
Motukawa Taranaki TrustPower 5.0 1927-1938
Ohakuri between Taupo and Tokoroa, Waikato

38°24′30″S 176°5′22″E

Waikato River 4 Mighty River Power 112 1962
Ohau A west of Twizel, Canterbury

44°15′52″S 170°1′56″E

Waitaki River 4 Meridian Energy 264 1980 [2]
Ohau B east of Twizel, Canterbury

44°17′58″S 170°6′44″E

Waitaki River 4 Meridian Energy 212 1984 [2]
Ohau C east of Twizel, Canterbury

44°20′31″S 170°10′56″E

Waitaki River 4 Meridian Energy 212 1985 [2]
Paerau Central Otago Paerau Gorge TrustPower 10 1984
Patea north of Patea, Taranaki

39°32′46″S 174°34′13″E

3 TrustPower 30.7 1984
Patearoa Central Otago Patearoa TrustPower 2.3 1984
Piriaka/Kuratau Central North Island

38°52′46″S 175°44′08″E

King Country Energy 8.0 1924
Piripaua Lake Waikaremoana, Hawke’s Bay

38°50′21″S 177°10′05″E

Waikaremoana Genesis Energy 42 1943
Rangipo south of Turangi, Waikato

39°09′12″S 175°50′12″E

Tongariro 2 Genesis Energy 120 1983
Roaring Meg west of Cromwell, Otago Pioneer Generation 4.3 1936
Roxburgh near Roxburgh, Otago

45°28′33″S 169°19′21″E

Clutha River 8 Contact Energy 320 1956
Ruahihi west of Tauranga Kaimai TrustPower 20 1981
Tekapo A Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

44°00′50″S 170°27′38″E

Waitaki River 1 Genesis Energy 25 1951 [2]
Tekapo B Lake Pukaki, Canterbury

44°07′21″S 170°12′43″E

Waitaki River 2 Genesis Energy 160 1977 [2]
Teviot east of Roxburgh, Otago Teviot Pioneer Generation 10.5 1983
Tokaanu Tokaanu, Waikato

38°58′52″S 175°46′06″E

Tongariro 4 Genesis Energy 240 1973
Tuai Lake Waikaremoana, Hawke’s Bay

38°48′25″S 177°09′03″E

Waikaremoana Genesis Energy 60 1929
Wahapo/Ōkārito Forks West Coast TrustPower 3.1 1960
Waihopai Nelson-Marlborough

39°09′12″S 175°50′12″E

TrustPower 2.4 1927
Waipapa north of Mangakino, Waikato

38°17′32″S 175°41′01″E

Waikato River Mighty River Power 51 1961
Waipori west of Dunedin Waipori River TrustPower 84 1907
Wairua Falls Northland

35°45′27″S 174°04′03″E

Wairua River Northpower 5 1916
Waitaki west of Kurow, Canterbury

44°41′23″S 170°25′34″E

Waitaki River 7 Meridian Energy 105 1935 [2]
Whakamaru south of Mangakino, Waikato

38°25.178′S175°48.493′E

Waikato River 4 Mighty River Power 100 1956
Wheao and Flaxy Kaingaroa, Bay of Plenty

38°38′00″S 176°34′41″E

3 TrustPower 26 1982

Source:[1]

Under construction

Name Location Scheme No. Turbines Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioning Notes
Amethyst[4][5] east of Harihari, West Coast Westpower / Harihari Hydro 6 2013

Fossil fuel power stations

Name Location Fuel(s) 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
Edgecumbe Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty Gas cogeneration Bay of Plenty Energy 10 1996 Typhoon gas turbine plus HRSGsupplying 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″S175°09′01″E

Coal/Gas steam turbine Genesis Energy 1000 1983 Part of Huntly complex
Huntly 5 Huntly, Waikato

37°32′35″S175°08′57″E

Gas combined-cycle Genesis Energy 400 2007 Part of Huntly complex
Huntly 6 Huntly, Waikato

37°32′38″S175°08′53″E

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
Marsden Diesel (Bream Bay) Northland Diesel Trustpower 9 2011 Caterpillar diesel units used as peaking plant to mitigate price peaks
McKee 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′S174°51.923′E

Gas combined cycle Contact Energy 380 2000
QE2 Park Queen Elizabeth II Park,Christchurch Diesel reciprocating engine Orion New Zealand 4 2011-2 4× 1MW diesel gensets installed to alleviate supply constraints in northeastern Christchurch following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake
Southdown Southdown, Auckland

36°55′39″S174°49′38″E

Gas combined-cycle cogeneration Mighty River Power 170 1997
Stratford Stratford, Taranaki

39°19′56″S174°19′8″E

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″S175°13′0″E

Gas cogeneration Contact Energy 44 1999 MS6001B gas turbine plus HRSGsupplying 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″S176°53′36″E

Diesel open-cycle Contact Energy 155 2004

Source:[1]

Wind farms

Name Location No. Turbines Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Notes
Brooklyn Wellington 1 Meridian Energy 0.2 1993
Gebbies Pass Christchurch 1 Windflow Technology 0.5 2003
Hau Nui southeast of Martinborough,Wellington

41°21′42″S 175°29′2″E

15 Genesis Energy 8.7 1996, 2004
Horseshoe Bend east of Roxburgh, Otago 3 Pioneer Generation 2.3 2009
Lulworth[6] south of Ward, Marlborough 4 Energy 3 1.0 2011
Mahinerangi Lake Mahinerangi, west of Dunedin

45°45′38″S 169°54′18″E

12 TrustPower 36 March 2011
Mt Stuart[7] between Milton and Lawrence, Otago

46°04′20″S 169°46′2″E

9 Pioneer Generation 7.7 December 2011
Southbridge South Canterbury 1 Energy 3 0.1 2005
Tararua Tararua Ranges, east of Palmerston North

40°20′46″S 175°46′48″E

134 TrustPower 161 1999, 2004, 2007
Te Apiti Ruahine Ranges, east of Palmerston North

40°17′46″S 175°48′30″E

55 Meridian Energy 91 2004
Te Rere Hau Tararua Ranges, east of Palmerston North

40°23′18″S 175°43′27″E

97 New Zealand Windfarms 48.5 2006, 2009, 2011
Te Uku near Raglan, Waikato

37°52′42″S 174°57′47″E

28 Meridian Energy 64.4 2011 part owned by WEL Networks [8]
Weld Cone Marlborough 1 Energy 3 0.8 2010
West Wind Makara, west of central Wellington

41°16′35″S 174°39′37″E

62 Meridian Energy 143 2009
White Hill near Mossburn, Southland

45°45′9″S 168°16′18″E

29 Meridian Energy 58 2007

Sources:[1][9]

Decommissioned power stations

Decommissioned hydroelectric power stations

Name Location Scheme No. Turbines Last Operator Capacity (MW) Commissioned Decommissioned Notes
Bullendale Queenstown Skippers Creek 2 Pelton wheels Phoenix Mine 0.04 1886 1907 First industrial generation in NZ
Okere Falls north-east of Rotorua Kaituna River NZ Government 0.2 1901 1936 First power station owned by government. Dismantled in 1941
Omanawa Falls south-east of Tauranga Mangapapa River Trust Power 0.75 1915, extended 1921 1990s First underground power station in New Zealand, built by Tauranga Borough Council. [10]
Horahora east of Cambridge, Waikato Waikato River State Hydro Department 10.3 1913 1947 Drowned by formation ofLake 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 power stations

Name Location Fuel(s) 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[11]
Springlands Old Renwick Road, Blenheim Diesel reciprocating Marlborough Lines 1.5 1930 2003 Preserved as functioning engineering heritage[12]
Te Awamutu Te Awamutu, Waikato Gas gas turbine Genesis Energy 54 1995 2007 Cogeneration

Proposed power stations

Name Type Operator Location Planned

Capacity (MW)

Year Status Notes
Amuri Hydro Meridian Energy North Canterbury 38 applied for consent [4]
Arnold (Dobson) Hydro TrustPower east of Greymouth, West Coast 46 consented [4]
Awhitu Wind TrustPower near Waiuku, Auckland 15 consented [4]
Belfast Diesel Orion New Zealand Belfast, Christchurch 11.5 consented [4]
Bromley Diesel Orion New Zealand Bromley, Christchurch 11.5 consented [4]
Castle Hill Wind Genesis Energy northeast of Masterton 860 consented [4][13]
Central Wind(Moawhango) Wind Meridian Energy between Taihape and Waiouru 130 consented [4]
Cook Strait Tidal Neptune Power near Wellington 1 consented [4]
Flat Hill Wind Energy 3 near Bluff, Southland 6.8 applied for consent [4]
Hauauru ma raki Wind Contact Energy Waikato coast 504 consented [4]
Hawea Gates Hydro Contact Energy near Wanaka, Otago 17 consented [4]
Hurunui Wind Meridian Energy North Canterbury 76 applied for consent [4][14]
Kaipara Tidal Crest Energy Kaipara Harbour, Northland 200 consented [4][15]
Kaiwera Downs Wind TrustPower south-east of Gore, Southland 240 consented [4]
Lake Coleridge Hydro TrustPower inland Canterbury 70 applied for consent [4]
Lake Pukaki Hydro Meridian Energy near Twizel, Canterbury 35 2015 or later consents granted [4][16]
Long Gully Wind Windflow Technologies Wellington 12.5 2015 or later consented [4]
Mahinerangi stage 2 Wind TrustPower Lake Mahinerangi, west of Dunedin 164 2012 consented [4]
Mill Creek Wind Meridian Energy Wellington 71 2015 or later consents under appeal
Mount Cass Wind MainPower Canterbury 69 2015 or later consented
Ngatamariki (stage 2) Geothermal Mighty River Power north of Taupo 28 2014 or later consented
North Bank Hydro Meridian Energy Waitaki River, Canterbury 210 2015 or later applied for consent
Otahuhu C Gas Contact Energy Otahuhu, Auckland 400 2015 or later consented
Puketoi Wind Mighty River Power Manawatu applied for consent[17]
Rakaia River Hydro Ashburton Community Water Trust Canterbury 16 2015 or later consented
Rodney Gas Genesis Energy near Helensville, Auckland 480 2013 consented
Rotoma Geothermal Rotoma No 1 Corporation Bay of Plenty 35 2015 or later applied for consent
Stockton Mine Hydro Solid Energy West Coast 35 2015 or later consent under appeal [18]
Stockton Plateau Hydro Hydro Developments West Coast 25 2015 or later consented
Tauhara 2 Geothermal Contact Energy north-east of Taupo 250 2015 or later consented[19]
Turitea Wind Mighty River Power near Palmerston North 180 2015 or later consented
Wairau Hydro TrustPower Nelson-Marlborough 70 2012 consent under appeal
Waitahora Wind Contact Energy east of Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui 156 2013 consented[20]
Matiri Project Hydro New Zealand Energy West Coast 5 2015 or later applied for consent
Mokau Hydro King Country Energy Taranaki 10 2015 or later applied for consent
Puketiro Wind RES Wellington 150
Rototuna Wind Meridian Energy Northland 500
Slopedown Wind Genesis Energy east of Gore, Southland 150 [21][22]
Te Pohue Wind Meridian Energy inland Hawke’s Bay 225 2012 consented
Titiokura Wind Unison / Roaring 40s Hawkes Bay 48 2012 consented
Tory Channel Tidal Energy Pacifica Marlborough 10
Upper Kaituna Hydro Bay of Plenty Energy Bay of Plenty 14

Source:[4]

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