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Benmore Dam

Benmore Dam is the largest dam within the Waitaki power scheme which supplies 30% of New Zealand's hydroelectric power. It consists of eight power stations:

The dam is the largest earth-filled water-retaining structure in New Zealand. Its core is impermeable clay-like gravel, supported by two massive shoulders of river gravel. With a generating capacity of 540 MW, Benmore Power Station is the second largest hydro station in New Zealand.

Benmore Power Station was commissioned in 1965  It was built for the New Zealand Electricity Department; since 1999 it has been owned and operated by Meridian Energy.

Benmore is the South Island terminus of the HVDC Inter-Island link between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

Company: Meridian Energy

Capacity (MW): 540

Status: Operating

Start Year: 1965

Technology: Hydro

Fuel: Hydro

Estimated Output: 2215 GWhr p.a.

Source of Information: Meridian Energy and Wikipedia web sites (October 2011)

Location

  • Loch Laird Road
    Waitangi, 9498
    New Zealand