Good news for Northlanders
Ultimately, expansion of the Ngāwhā Geothermal Power Station provides 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.