Ngawha Expansion Project2020-01-14T11:30:56+13:00
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The Ngawha Power Station Expansion

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The expansion of the Ngawha Geothermal Power Station creates a more affordable, reliable and secure electricity supply for the Far North. Once complete, generation capacity will more than double to 57 Megawatts.

Installation of power station, geothermal pipeline and electricity transmission system equipment is in progress with upwards of 150 people now active on site at any one time. The works continue to progress and the power station is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020.

Good news for Northlanders

Ultimately, expansion of the Ngawha Geothermal Power Station will provide a renewable and lower cost source of electricity generation with clear benefits for local consumers:

  • Security of supply and reliability will be improved
  • The region will become less reliant on generation from the south and associated transmission through Auckland

Safe, reliable and renewable

Geothermal energy is a safe and reliable energy source. It’s not dependent on rainfall like hydro-power or other fluctuations in supply, and is considered renewable and sustainable energy source.

The generation model sees the geothermal fluids extracted injected back into the underground reservoir, minimising environmental impacts and maintaining the reservoir fluid mass.

Good for the whole country

The expansion of the power station contributes towards the Government’s target of greater than 90% renewable electricity generation by the early 2030’s and supports its climate change objectives. It will also improve national electricity security of supply, by contributing 0.6% of total national electricity production from a steady and renewable source.

Latest news

September 2019 newsletter

Civil works on site nears completion Despite the weather’s best efforts during the winter months, the project team has been able to progress the remaining civil works and they are now coming to the end.Installation of storm water drainage lines between the [...]

July 2019 newsletter

Civil work progresses Good progress has been made these past few months to get the site ready for the next stage of the project. Approximately 450,000 m3 of soil has been moved over the course of this year. That’s equivalent to a [...]

Power station update

Over the last year we have been gathering video footage of the expansion of the Ngāwhā power station. This has been complied into a brief project update to show how we are progressing.With the completion of the well drilling recently and the demobilisation of [...]