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Huntly power station

Huntly power station

The Huntly power station is lit up and reflected in the waters of the Waikato River in this night-time shot. Huntly is a thermal power station, which works by burning coal to heat water and generate steam. This drives turbines to generate electricity.

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Eric Pawson, 'Economy and the environment - Erosion, power generation and mining', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010