Tauhara Generation Connection

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168 MW
to New Zealand's National Grid
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What we're doing

We need to continually operate, maintain and develop New Zealand's transmission network - the National Grid - to ensure we meet the ongoing electricity needs of New Zealanders.

As part of our work to facilitate New Zealand's move to a zero-carbon economy, we are building our connection point to Contact Energy's new Tauhara geothermal generation station.

Why we're doing it

Our Whakamana i te Mauri Hiko work has underlined the significant amount of generation that needs to be built to meet New Zealand's zero-carbon future by 2050.  All generation that connects to Transpower's network for transport across our nationwide network requires a connection point.  Our new substation at Tauhara will be that connection point - or Grid Injection Point for this new generation.

More Information

Look out for updates to the project as we build our new connection point for Contact's Tauhara 152 MW geothermal generation station.