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  • Vacy Solar Farm

    Rio Indygen is proposing to build a 25MW solar farm near Vacy in the New South Wales Hunter region.

    (24/06/2019 03:53PM)

  • Chichester (Pilbara) Solar Farm

    Alinta Energy is planning to construct a 60MW solar farm near the Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    (24/06/2019 03:39PM)

  • Quorn Park Solar Farm

    Renewable Energy Developments Pty Ltd is proposing to build a 160MW solar farm near Parkes in the central west of New South Wales.

    (24/06/2019 02:55PM)

  • MacAnzac Project

    AgriWaste Pty Ltd is proposing to develop a 100MW agricultural waste energy generating plant near Coleambally in the New South Wales Riverina.

    (24/06/2019 02:40PM)

  • Woodvale Solar Farm

    GBM Gold plans to construct a 60MW solar farm on disused evaporation ponds at Woodvale near Bendigo.

    (27/05/2019 02:32PM)

Ohakuri Hydroelectric Power Station

The Ohakuri Hydroelectric Power Station on the Waikato River, midway between Taupo, Rotorua and Hamilton.

The Ohakuri Power Station was commissioned in 1961. It has a capacity of 112 MW and is operated by Mighty River Power.

Construction of the dam eventually created Lake Ohakuri, which drowned two thirds of the Orakei Korako geothermal area as well as hot springs and wahi tapu (Maori sacred sites) at Te Ohaaki. The submerged area also included two of the world’s largest geysers (Minginui Geyser and Orakei Korako Geyser).


Company: Mighty River Power

Capacity (MW): 112

Status: Operating

Start Year: 1961

Technology: Hydro

Fuel: Hydro

Type of Turbine: Francis

No. of Turbines: 4

Source of Information: Mighty River Power and Wikipedia web sites (September 2011)


  • Ohakuri Road
    Ohakuri, 3083
    New Zealand