Ngawha Power Station

 

GenerationTop Energy’s Ngawha geothermal power station was first commissioned in  1998.

Subsequent scientific investigation showed the plant’s output could be  expanded without affecting Ngawha’s geothermal field reservoir pressure. So in  2003, the Company began to push forward with its Stage 2 expansion plan.

In late 2008, Top Energy completed its $77 million expansion of the  original plant. Now with a capacity of 25MW, the Ngawha Power Station’s output is fed  into Top Energy’s network and then connected to the National Grid, via the Top Energy’s sub-station near Kaikohe.

The Station consistently produces around  70% of all electricity consumed in the Far North, which reduces the community’s  exposure to possible National Grid failures to the South.