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Rotokawa Gethrmal Power Station

The Rotokawa Power Station is a 34 MW geothermal power station located approximately 10 kilometres north east of Taupo, adjacent to the Nga Awa Purua Power Station,

The Rotokawa power station is operated by Mighty River Power, in partnership with the Tauhara North No. 2 Trust.

The plant was commissioned in September 1997 and purchased by Mighty River Power in 2000. In late 2002, a 20% expansion of Rotokawa was commissioned to further extend operational improvements achieved in 2001. The capacity increased to 34 MW.

Due to the high temperatures associated with the geothermal vent here, there is an occurrence of extremophile micro-organisms that can thrive on the high vent water temperature.


Company: Mighty River Power

Capacity (MW): 34

Status: Operating

Start Year: 1997; upgraded in 2002

Technology: Steam turbine

Fuel: Geothermal

Type of Turbine: Ormat

Estimated Output: 210 GWhr p.a.

Source of Information: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communities web site (September 2011)


  • Rapids Road
    Taupo, 3387
    New Zealand