Story: Southland places

Manapōuri power station (1st of 2)

Manapōuri power station

Only the upper levels of the Manapōuri power station can be seen – most of it is underground. Visible here are the intakes for the lake water that powers the turbines; the control building (upper right from the lake shore), which has lift access to the underground power-house; and the pylons which relay electricity to the grid.

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Fiordland’s lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20225/manapouri-power-station (accessed 27 June 2019)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015