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Kaipara Tidal Power Station

The Kaipara Tidal Power Station is a proposed tidal power project to be located in Kaipara Harbour. Crest Energy, has resource consent for up to 200 turbines with an ultimate capacity of 200 MW by 2023.

Crest plans to place the turbines at least 30 metres deep along a ten kilometre stretch of the main channel. The output of the turbines will cycle twice daily with the rise and fall of the tide. Each turbine will have a maximum output of 1.2 MW, and is expected to generate 0.75 MW averaged over time.

Crest has not yet made a decision on the initial supplier or suppliers of turbines for the project.

In August 2011, Todd Energy acquired the majority shareholding in Crest Energy.

Company: Crest Energy

Capacity (MW): 200

Status: Planned

Technology: Water Turbine

Fuel: Tide

No. of Turbines: 200

Source of Information: Crest Energy and Wikipedia web sites (November 2011)

Location

  • Okahukura Road
    Tapora, 0977
    New Zealand