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Mokai Power Station
Country New Zealand
Location Waikato
Coordinates 38°31′50″S 175°55′32″E / 38.53056°S 175.92556°E / -38.53056; 175.92556Coordinates: 38°31′50″S 175°55′32″E / 38.53056°S 175.92556°E / -38.53056; 175.92556
Status Operational
Commission date 2000
Owner(s) Tuaropaki Power Company

The Mokai Power Station is a geothermal power station owned by the Tuaropaki Power Company and operated by Mercury Energy. It is located approximately 30 km north west of Taupo in New Zealand. The station uses a binary cycle manufactured by Ormat Industries.

The Tuaropaki Power Company is 75% owned by the Tuaropaki Trust and 25% by Mighty River Power.

The plant was initially constructed in 1999 as a 55 MW geothermal power station. An additional 40 MW was added in 2005 and in 2007 plant capacity was increased to 110 MW.

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