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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

Name Territorial authority Coordinates Type Capacity (MW) Commissioned Operator
Greenmount Landfill Auckland (Howick) Biogas 5.5 1992 Envirowaste / Mighty River Power
Kinleith South Waikato Wood cogeneration 40 1997 Oji Fibre Solutions
Omaranui Hastings Biogas 1 2014 Pioneer Energy / Hastings District Council
Pan Pac Hastings Wood cogeneration 12.8 2005 Pan Pac Forest Products
Rosedale Auckland (Upper Harbour) Biogas 2.8 1992 Mercury Energy
Silverstream Landfill Lower Hutt Biogas 2.7 1994 Pioneer Energy
Southern Landfill Wellington Biogas 1.1 Todd Energy
Tirohia Hauraki Biogas 2.0 2008 Mercury Energy
Redvale Landfill and Energy Park Auckland (Upper Harbour) Biogas 12 1993 Waste Management
Kate Valley Landfill Hurunui Biogas 4.3 2014 Transwaste

Geothermal

Name Territorial authority Coordinates Type Capacity (MW) Commissioned Operator
Te Ahi O Maui Kawerau 38°03′47″S 176°42′10″E / 38.06306°S 176.70278°E / -38.06306; 176.70278 (TAOM) Binary 28 2018 Eastland Generation
Geothermal Development Limited Kawerau 38°03′38″S 176°43′21″E / 38.06056°S 176.72250°E / -38.06056; 176.72250 (GDL) Binary 8.3 2008 Eastland Generation
Kawerau (BoPE) Kawerau Binary 6.3 1989, 1993 Nova Energy
Kawerau (NST) Kawerau 25 2012 Norske Skog Tasman
Kawerau Kawerau 38°03′47″S 176°43′38″E / 38.06306°S 176.72722°E / -38.06306; 176.72722 (Kawerau (Mercury) geothermal power station) Flash steam 100 2008 Mercury Energy
Mokai Taupo 38°31′52″S 175°55′39″E / 38.53123°S 175.92742°E / -38.53123; 175.92742 (Mokai geothermal power station) 112 2000 Mercury Energy
Nga Awa Purua 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 140 2010 Mercury Energy
Ngatamariki Taupo Binary 82 2013 Mercury Energy
Ngawha Far North 35°25′03″S 173°51′07″E / 35.41750°S 173.85194°E / -35.41750; 173.85194 (Ngawha geothermal power station) Binary 25 1998 Top Energy
Ohaaki 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 70 1989 Contact Energy
Poihipi 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 55 1997 Contact Energy
Rotokawa Taupo 38°36′45″S 176°11′37″E / 38.612402°S 176.193666°E / -38.612402; 176.193666 (Rotokawa geothermal power station) 33 1997 Mercury Energy
Te Huka 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 23 2010 Contact Energy
Te Mihi Taupo Flash steam 159 2014 Contact Energy
Wairakei A 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 161 1958 Contact Energy
Wairakei binary Taupo 38°37′37″S 176°06′19″E / 38.62694°S 176.10528°E / -38.62694; 176.10528 (Wairakei geothermal power station) Binary 14 2005 Contact Energy

Hydroelectric

Name Territorial authority Scheme Coordinates Capacity (MW) Commissioned Operator
Amethyst Westland 7.6 2013 Westpower
Aniwhenua Whakatane 38°17′37.3″S 176°47′32.5″E / 38.293694°S 176.792361°E / -38.293694; 176.792361 (Aniwhenua hydroelectric power station) 25 1980 Southern Generation Partnership
Arapuni South Waikato Waikato River 38°04′17″S 175°38′36″E / 38.07139°S 175.64333°E / -38.07139; 175.64333 (Arapuni hydroelectric power station) 196.7 1929, 1946 Mercury Energy
Aratiatia Taupo Waikato River 38°36′57″S 176°8′33″E / 38.61583°S 176.14250°E / -38.61583; 176.14250 (Aratiatia hydroelectric power station) 78 1964 Mercury
Argyle Marlborough Branch River 41°40′15″S 173°12′12″E / 41.67076°S 173.203316°E / -41.67076; 173.203316 (Argyle hydroelectric power station) 3.8 1983 TrustPower
Arnold Grey 42°31′45″S 171°24′41″E / 42.52905°S 171.411267°E / -42.52905; 171.411267 (Arnold hydroelectric power station) 3.0 1932 TrustPower
Atiamuri South Waikato / Taupo Waikato River 38°23′35″S 176°1′24″E / 38.39306°S 176.02333°E / -38.39306; 176.02333 (Atiamuri hydroelectric power station) 84 1962 Mercury
Aviemore Waitaki Lower Waitaki 44°39′21″S 170°21′18″E / 44.65583°S 170.35500°E / -44.65583; 170.35500 (Aviemore hydroelectric power station) 220 1968 Meridian Energy
Benmore Waitaki Lower Waitaki 44°33′51″S 170°11′50″E / 44.56417°S 170.19722°E / -44.56417; 170.19722 (Benmore hydroelectric power station) 540 1965 Meridian Energy
Cleardale Ashburton 43°27′08.8″S 171°35′03.8″E / 43.452444°S 171.584389°E / -43.452444; 171.584389 (Cleardale hydroelectric power station) 0.9 2010 MainPower
Clyde Central Otago Clutha River 45°10′46″S 169°18′25″E / 45.17944°S 169.30694°E / -45.17944; 169.30694 (Clyde hydroelectric power station) 432 1992 Contact
Cobb Tasman 41°06′13″S 172°41′16″E / 41.10361°S 172.68778°E / -41.10361; 172.68778 (Cobb hydroelectric power station) 34.3 1956 TrustPower
Coleridge Selwyn 43°21′51″S 171°31′37″E / 43.36417°S 171.52694°E / -43.36417; 171.52694 (Coleridge hydroelectric power station) 45 1914 TrustPower
Deep Stream Clutha Waipori 5 2008 TrustPower
Dillmans Westland Kumara 3.5 1928 TrustPower
Duffers Westland Kumara 0.5 1928 TrustPower
Falls Central Otago 1.3 2003 Pioneer Energy
Flaxy Whakatane Wheao and Flaxy 24 1982 TrustPower
Fraser Central Otago 2.8 1956 Pioneer Energy
Highbank Ashburton Rangitata Diversion 43°34′24″S 171°44′08″E / 43.573302°S 171.73557°E / -43.573302; 171.73557 (Highbank hydroelectric power station) 25.2 1945 TrustPower
Hinemaiaia A Taupo Hinemaiaia 38°53′24″S 176°05′27″E / 38.890086°S 176.090875°E / -38.890086; 176.090875 (Hinemaiaia hydroelectric power station) 2.0 1952 TrustPower
Hinemaiaia B Taupo Hinemaiaia 1.3 1966 TrustPower
Hinemaiaia C Taupo Hinemaiaia 2.8 1982 TrustPower
Horseshoe Bend Central Otago 4.3 1999 Pioneer Energy
Kaimai 5 Western Bay of Plenty Kaimai 0.35 1994 TrustPower
Kaitawa Wairoa Waikaremoana 38°48′12″S 177°07′52″E / 38.80323°S 177.1311°E / -38.80323; 177.1311 (Kaitawa hydroelectric power station) 36 1948 Genesis Energy
Kaniere Forks Westland Lake Kaniere 0.43 1911 TrustPower
Karapiro Waipa Waikato River 37°55′26″S 175°32′21″E / 37.92389°S 175.53917°E / -37.92389; 175.53917 (Karapiro hydroelectric power station) 90 1948 Mercury
Kourarau Carterton 1.0 1923, 1925 Genesis Energy
Kowhai Central Otago 1.9 2010 Pioneer Energy
Kuratau Taupo 38°52′46.1″S 175°44′8.1″E / 38.879472°S 175.735583°E / -38.879472; 175.735583 (Kuratau hydroelectric power station) 6 1962 King Country Energy
Kumara Westland Kumara 6.5 1928 TrustPower
Lloyd Mandeno Western Bay of Plenty Kaimai 15.6 1972 TrustPower
Lower Mangapapa Western Bay of Plenty Kaimai 6.0 1979 TrustPower
Manapouri Southland 45°31′17″S 167°16′40″E / 45.52139°S 167.27778°E / -45.52139; 167.27778 (Manapouri hydroelectric power station) 850 1971 Meridian Energy
Mangahao Horowhenua 40°34′36″S 175°27′1″E / 40.57667°S 175.45028°E / -40.57667; 175.45028 (Mangahao hydroelectric power station) 42 1924 Todd Energy
Mangorei New Plymouth 39°06′18.5″S 174°07′07.7″E / 39.105139°S 174.118806°E / -39.105139; 174.118806 (Mangorei hydroelectric power station) 4.5 1906, 1931 Trustpower
Maraetai I South Waikato / Taupo Waikato River 38°21′09″S 175°44′38″E / 38.35250°S 175.74389°E / -38.35250; 175.74389 (Maraetai hydroelectric power station) 252 1954 Mercury
Maraetai II South Waikato / Taupo Waikato River 108 1971 Mercury
Maraetai (mini) South Waikato / Taupo 0.1 Mercury
Matahina Whakatane 38°06′54″S 176°48′52″E / 38.114908°S 176.814473°E / -38.114908; 176.814473 (Matahina hydroelectric power station) 72 1967 Trustpower
McKays Creek Westland Lake Kaniere 1.1 1931 Trustpower
Monowai Southland 45°46′32.5″S 167°36′59.7″E / 45.775694°S 167.616583°E / -45.775694; 167.616583 (Monowai hydroelectric power station) 6.6 1926 Pioneer Energy
Montalto Ashburton Rangitata Diversion 1.8 1982 Trustpower
Motukawa New Plymouth 4.5 1927-1938 TrustPower
Ohakuri South Waikato / Taupo Waikato River 38°24′30″S 176°5′22″E / 38.40833°S 176.08944°E / -38.40833; 176.08944 (Ohakuri hydroelectric power station) 112 1962 Mercury
Ohau A Mackenzie 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) 264 1980 Meridian Energy
Ohau B Waitaki 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) 212 1984 Meridian Energy
Ohau C Waitaki 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) 212 1985 Meridian Energy
Omanawa Falls Bay of Plenty 37°50′46.6″S 176°05′21.3″E / 37.846278°S 176.089250°E / -37.846278; 176.089250 (Omanawa Falls hydroelectric power station) 0.2 1915, extended 1921 Omanawa Falls Hydro Limited
Opuha Mackenzie 7.5 1999 Opuha Water / TrustPower
Oxburn/Glenorchy Queenstown Lakes 0.4 1968 Pioneer Energy
Paerau Central Otago Strath Taieri 10 1984 Trustpower
Patea South Taranaki 39°32′46″S 174°34′13″E / 39.54611°S 174.57028°E / -39.54611; 174.57028 (Ohau C hydroelectric power station) 32 1984 Trustpower
Patearoa Central Otago Strath Taieri 2.3 1984 Trustpower
Piriaka Ruapehu 38°54′42″S 175°20′34″E / 38.911584°S 175.342894°E / -38.911584; 175.342894 (Piriaka hydroelectric power station) 1.3 1924 King Country Energy
Piripaua Wairoa Waikaremoana 38°50′21″S 177°10′05″E / 38.83906°S 177.16817°E / -38.83906; 177.16817 (Piripaua hydroelectric power station) 42 1943 Genesis Energy
Pupu Tasman 0.3 1929 Pupu Hydro Society
Rangipo Taupo Tongariro 39°09′12″S 175°50′12″E / 39.153316°S 175.836802°E / -39.153316; 175.836802 (Rangipo hydroelectric power station) 120 1983 Genesis Energy
Rimu Hastings Esk 2.4 2013 Trustpower
Roaring Meg lower Central Otago / Queentown Lakes Roaring Meg 3.0 1936 Pioneer Energy
Roaring Meg upper Central Otago / Queentown Lakes Roaring Meg 1.3 1936 Pioneer Energy
Roxburgh Central Otago Clutha River 45°28′33″S 169°19′21″E / 45.475811°S 169.322555°E / -45.475811; 169.322555 (Roxburgh hydroelectric power station) 320 1956 Contact
Ruahihi Western Bay of Plenty Kaimai 20 1981 Trustpower
Tekapo A Mackenzie 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) 25 1951 Genesis Energy
Tekapo B Mackenzie 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) 160 1977 Genesis Energy
Tokaanu Taupo Tongariro 38°58′52″S 175°46′06″E / 38.98113°S 175.768282°E / -38.98113; 175.768282 (Tokaanu hydroelectric power station) 240 1973 Genesis Energy
Toronui Hastings Esk 1.4 2013 TrustPower
Tuai Wairoa Waikaremoana 38°48′25″S 177°09′03″E / 38.806819°S 177.150844°E / -38.806819; 177.150844 (Tuai hydroelectric power station) 60 1929 Genesis Energy
Wahapo/Ōkārito Forks Westland 3.1 1960 Trustpower
Waihopai Marlborough 39°09′12″S 175°50′12″E / 39.153316°S 175.836802°E / -39.153316; 175.836802 (Rangipo hydroelectric power station) 2.5 1927 Trustpower
Waipapa South Waikato Waikato River 38°17′32″S 175°41′01″E / 38.29216°S 175.683568°E / -38.29216; 175.683568 (Waipapa hydroelectric power station) 51 1961 Mercury
Waipori 1A Clutha Waipori 10 Trustpower
Waipori 2A Clutha Waipori 58 Trustpower
Waipori 3 Clutha Waipori 7.6 Trustpower
Waipori 4 Clutha Waipori 8 Trustpower
Wairere Waikato 38°31′54″S 175°00′30″E / 38.531654°S 175.008291°E / -38.531654; 175.008291 (Wairere hydroelectric power station) 4.6 1925 King Country Energy
Wairua Whangarei 35°45′27″S 174°04′03″E / 35.75753°S 174.067619°E / -35.75753; 174.067619 (Wairua Falls hydroelectric power station) 5.0 1916 Northpower
Waitaki Waitaki Lower Waitaki 44°41′23″S 170°25′34″E / 44.68983°S 170.426173°E / -44.68983; 170.426173 (Waitaki hydroelectric power station) 90 1935 Meridian Energy
Whakamaru South Waikato / Taupo Waikato River 38°25.178′S 175°48.493′E / 38.419633°S 175.808217°E / -38.419633; 175.808217 (Whakamaru hydroelectric power station) 100 1956 Mercury
Brooklyn (hydro) near Motueka, Tasman 0.2 1934 Brooklyn Electricity Ltd
Drysdale near Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui 0.1 Drysdale Hydro Company
Feredays Island Canterbury 0.3 2005 Kea Energy
Fox West Coast 0.2 Trustpower
Kuratau 6.0 1962 King Country Energy
Mangapehi Waikato 1.6 2008 Clearwater Hydro
Mangatangi Franklin, Auckland 0.6 Watercare Services
Mangatawhiri Franklin, Auckland 0.2 Counties Power
Marokopa Waitomo area, Waikato 2.0 Clearwater Hydro
Mataura near Gore, Southland 0.9 Niblick Trust
Matawai Gisborne 2.0 2009 Clearwater Hydro
Mokauiti Central North Island 1.9 1925, 1938, 1963 King Country Energy
Ngahere West Coast 0.1 Birchfield Minerals
Normanby Hawera, Taranaki 1.0 1903, 2015 Renewable Power Ltd
Onekaka Tasman District 1.0 Onekaka Energy
Opunake Opunake, Taranaki 0.3 TrustPower
Raetihi Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui 0.3 Trustpower
Rochfort Westport, West Coast 4.2 2013 Kawatiri Energy
Talla Burn Central Otago 2.6 2010 Talla Burn Generation
Teviot Roxburgh, Otago 10.5 1983 Pioneer Energy
Turitea (hydro) near Palmerston North 0.1 Palmerston North City Council
Waihi Station near Wairoa, Hawke's Bay 4.7 1913 Trustpower
Wheao Whakatane 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) 24 1982 Trustpower

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Decommissioned hydroelectric

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

Fossil fuel

Name Coordinates Territorial authority Type Capacity (MW) Commissioned Closed/ decommissioning date Operator
Auckland Hospital Auckland (Waitemata) Gas/Diesel cogeneration 3.6 2005 Auckland DHB / Pioneer Energy
Bream Bay Whangarei Diesel recip engine 9 2011 TrustPower
Edgecumbe Whakatane Gas cogeneration 10 1996 Nova Energy
Evans Bay Wellington Coal steam turbine 23 1924 1968 Wellington MED
Glenbrook Auckland (Franklin) Coal/Gas waste heat 112 1997 Alinta
Junction Road Taranaki Gas 100 2020 Nova Energy
Huntly 1-4 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 Genesis Energy
Huntly 5 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 Genesis Energy
Huntly 6 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 Genesis Energy
Kapuni South Taranaki Gas combined-cycle cogeneration 25 1998 Vector / Bay of Plenty Energy
Kawerau (TPP) Kawerau Gas cogeneration 37 1966 Tasman Pulp and Paper
Kinleith South Waikato Wood/Gas cogeneration 40 1998 Genesis Energy
Kings Wharf Auckland (Waitemata) Coal steam turbine 10.5 1913 1968 Auckland EPB
Mangahewa New Plymouth Gas 9.0 2008 Nova Energy
Marsden A Whangarei Oil 240 1967 1997 ECNZ
Marsden B Whangarei Oil 250 never commissioned ECNZ
McKee (recip) New Plymouth Gas reciprocating 2.0 2008 Nova Energy
McKee (turbine) New Plymouth Gas open-cycle 100 2013 Todd Generation
Meremere Waikato Coal steam turbine 210 1958 1991 ECNZ
New Plymouth New Plymouth Gas/Oil steam turbine 600 1974 2008 Contact Energy
Otahuhu A Auckland (Otara-Papatoetoe) Gas open cycle 1968 late 1990s Contact Energy
Otahuhu B Auckland (Otara-Papatoetoe) Gas combined cycle 404 2000 2015 Contact Energy
Palmerston North Palmerston North Town Gas/Diesel reciprocating 2 1924 1992 Palmerston North MED
QE2 Park Christchurch Diesel recip engine 4 2011-2 Orion New Zealand
Southdown 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 Mercury Energy
Springlands Marlborough Diesel reciprocating 1.5 1930 2003 Marlborough Lines
Stratford CC 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 Contact Energy
Stratford peaker 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 2010 Contact Energy
Te Awamutu Waipa Gas turbine 54 1995 2007 Genesis Energy
Te Rapa 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 Contact Energy
Wellington Hospital Wellington Gas/Oil cogeneration 8 1981 Capital & Coast DHB / Vector / Meridian Energy
Whareroa South Taranaki Gas combined-cycle cogeneration 69.6 1996 Fonterra / Todd Energy
Whirinaki 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 Contact Energy

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Wind

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

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Solar

Name Territorial authority Coordinates Number of Inverters Capacity (MW) Commissioned Closed Operator
Wairau Valley Solar Farm Marlborough 1 2 2021 Kea Energy

Grid battery storage

Name Territorial authority Coordinates Type Capacity (MW/MWh) Commissioned Operator
Glen Innes Auckland (Manugakiekie-Tamaki) Tesla Powerpack 1.0/2.3 2016 Vector
Hobsonville Point Auckland (Upper Harbour) Tesla Powerpack 1.0/2.3 2018 Vector
Snells Beach Auckland (Rodney) 2.75/6.7 2018 Vector
Warkworth South Auckland (Rodney) 2.0/4.8 2018 Vector
Whangamata (CBD standby power) Thames-Coromandel 2.0/2.0 2020 Powerco

Proposed power stations

Name Location Type Planned
Capacity (MW)
Operator Status Notes
Amuri North Canterbury Hydro 38 Meridian Energy applied for consent
Arnold (Dobson) east of Greymouth, West Coast Hydro 46 TrustPower consented
Awhitu near Waiuku, Auckland Wind 18 Tilt Renewables consented
Balmoral Canterbury Hydro 15 Meridian Energy applied for consent
Belfast Belfast, Christchurch Diesel 11.5 Orion New Zealand consented
Bromley Bromley, Christchurch Diesel 11.5 Orion New Zealand consented
Castle Hill northeast of Masterton Wind 860 Genesis Energy consented
Central Wind (Moawhango) between Taihape and Waiouru Wind 130 Meridian Energy consented
Cook Strait Near Wellington Tidal 1 Neptune Power consented
Far North Te Aupōuri peninsular Solar 16 Far North Solar Farm applied for consent
Flat Hill near Bluff, Southland Wind 7 Energy 3 consented
Hauauru ma raki Waikato coast Wind 504 Contact Energy consented
Hawea Gates near Wanaka, Otago Hydro 17 Contact Energy consented
Hurunui North Canterbury Wind 76 Meridian Energy consented
Kaimai Wind Farm northern Kaimai Range Wind 100 Ventus Energy applied for consent
Kaipara Kaipara Harbour, Northland Tidal 200 Crest Energy consented
Kaiwera Downs south-east of Gore, Southland Wind 240 Tilt Renewables consented
Lake Coleridge inland Canterbury Hydro 70 TrustPower applied for consent
Lake Pukaki near Twizel, Canterbury Hydro 35 Meridian Energy consented
Long Gully Wellington Wind 12.5 Windflow Technologies consented
Mahinerangi stage 2 Lake Mahinerangi, west of Dunedin Wind 164 Tilt Renewables consented
Marsden Point Northland Solar 26.7 Refining NZ
Matiri Project West Coast Hydro 5 New Zealand Energy applied for consent
Maungaharuru inland Hawke's Bay Wind 225 Meridian Energy consented
Mokau Taranaki Hydro 10 King Country Energy applied for consent
Mount Cass Canterbury Wind 69 MainPower consented
North Bank Waitaki River, Canterbury Hydro 280 Meridian Energy applied for consent
Otahuhu C Otahuhu, Auckland Gas 400 Contact Energy consented
Puketiro Wellington Wind 150 RES
Puketoi Manawatu Wind 159 Mercury Energy consented
Rakaia River Canterbury Hydro 16 Ashburton Community Water Trust consented
Rodney near Helensville, Auckland Gas 480 Genesis Energy consented
Rotoma Bay of Plenty Geothermal 35 Rotoma No 1 Corporation applied for consent
Rototuna Northland Wind 500 Meridian Energy
Slopedown east of Gore, Southland Wind 150 Genesis Energy
Stockton Mine West Coast Hydro 35 Solid Energy consented
Stockton Plateau West Coast Hydro 25 Hydro Developments consented
Tauhara 2 north-east of Taupo Geothermal 250 Contact Energy consented
Te Ahi o Maui Bay of Plenty Geothermal 12.5 Eastland Group applied for consent
Titiokura Hawkes Bay Wind 48 Unison / Roaring 40s consented
Tory Channel Marlborough Tidal 10 Energy Pacifica
Turitea near Palmerston North Wind 180 Mercury Energy consent under appeal
Upper Kaituna Bay of Plenty Hydro 14 Bay of Plenty Energy
Wairau Nelson-Marlborough Hydro 70.5 Trustpower consented
Waitahora east of Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui Wind 156 Contact Energy consented
Waipipi South Taranaki Wind 133 Tilt Renewables under construction

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