Story: Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectric stations, South Island

New Zealand’s extensive river and lake systems made hydroelectricity an obvious power source. The stations shown here are those generating 10 megawatts or more in the South Island.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

John E. Martin, 'Hydroelectricity - Hydroelectricity development', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by John E. Martin, published 11 Mar 2010