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Mokai Geothermal Power Station

The Mokai geothermal resource is located on Tuaropaki Trust land north-west of Taupo.

The Mokai power station was commissioned in February 2000 and is owned by the Trust's Tuaropaki Power Company. Initially, it had a capacity of 55 MW.

In 2003, a further 38 MW was commissioned. As part of the arrangement, a quarter share of the power plant was acquired by Mighty River Power. Full ownership reverts to the Tuaropaki Power Company in 2027.

In 2005, the Tuaropaki Power Company expanded the Mokai plant by a further 17 MW bringing the total capacity to 110 MW. 

Company: Tuaropaki Power Company and Mighty River Power

Capacity (MW): 110

Status: Operating

Start Year: 2000 (55MW); 38MW added in 2003; 17MW added in 2005

Technology: Steam turbine

Fuel: Geothermal

Estimated Output: 900 GWhr p.a.

Source of Information: Tuaropaki Power Company web site (October 2011)

Location

  • Tirohanga Road
    Mokai, 3078
    New Zealand