HYDROELECTRIC DAMS IN NEW ZEALAND AND FISH PASSAGE

Hawkes Bay Region

Lake Waikaremoana Power Scheme

Name: Lake Waikaremoana Power Scheme
Consent Holder: Genesis Energy Limited
Consent Duration & Review: 31 December 2032
Fish Passage: Yes
Target: Elvers and migrating eels

The Power scheme in this region is the Lake Waikaremoana Power Scheme. The Waikaremoana Power Scheme is located between Te Urewera National Park and Wairoa, along the upper 7km of the Waikaretaheke River. The 138MW hydro scheme comprises three power stations – Kaitawa (36MW), Tuai (60MW) and Piripaua (42MW). Water is taken from Lake Waikaremoana via tunnels to Kaitawa Power Station, before being discharged into Lake Kaitawa. Water is then passed through Tuai Power Station and discharged into Lake Whakamarino. From there, water is carried by tunnel to Piripaua Power Station and is discharged into the Waikaretaheke River.

Piripaua Power StationPiripaua Power Station
Tuai Powerstation (left) and Piripaua Power Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HYDROELECTRIC DAMS IN NZ & FISH PASSAGE

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Report Prepared for
Wai Maori Trustee Limited
By LMK Consulting Ltd
10 October 2014

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EEL REPORTS

In April 2013, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released a report into the status of long-fin eel in New Zealand. This was followed up by an independent review from the Ministry for Primary Industries. These and other related documents can be found on our website. Click here.

 


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