Monday 4th July 2011
|Text too small?|
State-owned power generator Meridian Energy has been given approval to build another small power station in its Waitaki hydro scheme in South Canterbury.
The 35-megawatt Pukaki hydro station, to be built on the Pukaki-Ohau canal at the southern end of Lake Pukaki, should provide enough electricity to power 10,000 homes.
It will be built on land around the canal gate and canal, already owned by Meridian, generating electricity from water leaving Lake Pukaki.
The resource consent, issued by Environment Canterbury and Mackenzie District Council last week, attracted three submissions and no hearing was held.
Meridian's water infrastructure development manager Nick Eldred could not give details on the likely cost of construction, but planning documents estimate the costs for building the new lines and substation alone will be more than $3.9 million, the Timaru Herald reported.
Mr Eldred said the project would take up to 28 months to complete, but a start date had not been set.
Meridian estimates it will employ between 80 and 150 workers to build the station.
The Waitaki hydro scheme currently has eight power stations. The new station will be bigger than the smallest station, Tekapo A, which generates 25MW. The largest, Benmore, generates 540MW.
No comments yet
Geneva Finance Limited (NZX: GFL) Half Year Results
The New Zealand Refining Company Limited (NZX: NZR) NZ announces equity raising
Asset Plus Limited (NZX: APL) Result for the six months ended 30 September 2021
Me Today Limited (NZX: MEE) 30 September 21 Results and Conditional Placement
Oceania Healthcare Limited (NZX: OCA) Delivers Improved Performance Despite COVID-19
29th November 2021 Morning Report
Radius Residential Care Limited (NZX: RAD) Announces Half Year Results of FY22
NZ Automotive Investments Limited (NZX: NZA) Interim Results for Half Year 2022
Greenfern Industries Limited (NZX: GFI) Releases Interim Results
Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Limited (NZX: HLG) Announcement of Final Dividend