Story: Geothermal energy

Ōhākī power station

Ōhākī power station

Officially opened on 31 October 1989, Ōhākī was New Zealand’s second geothermal power station, and the first to inject waste geothermal fluid back into the ground. It produces approximately 115 megawatts of electricity. The steam pipes are in the foreground, with a large cooling tower behind.

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Carol Stewart, 'Geothermal energy - Geothermal power production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006