Te Huka Power Station facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTe Huka Power Station
|Location||Centennial Drive, Taupo|
In July 2008, Contact Energy announced that the contract for supply and construction of the binary cycle equipment was awarded to Ormat Technologies.
The plant is powered with steam and fluid from the Tauhara steamfield, and all used geothermal fluid is reinjected back into the edge of the steamfield. A 33,000-volt line connects the power station to Transpower's Wairakei substation, injecting the station's electricity into both Unison's Taupo distribution network and the national grid.
The Tauhara One plant was opened in May 2010, three weeks ahead of schedule.
The power station was formerly known as Centennial Drive binary.
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