Top Energy has been operating the Ngawha geothermal plant since 1998 and has a comprehensive understanding of the environment and its ecology around the broader site. This comes from Top Energy’s careful environmental management practices, which are monitored by independent environmental specialists and reported under consent conditions to Northland Regional Council.

The assessment of environmental effects document will assess the outcomes of technical reporting on archaeology; terrestrial and aquatic ecology; noise impacts including during the drilling of new wells and the construction and operation of the power stations; air quality; ground water and surface water; hazardous substances; landscape; and traffic. Any environmental effect that is identified will be avoided, remedied or mitigated. Top Energy is committed to continuing its use of best practice environmental management, monitoring and reporting to ensure that effects are managed in line with resource consent conditions and Regional Council and District Council planning documents.