HYDROELECTRIC DAMS IN NEW ZEALAND AND FISH PASSAGE

Taranaki Region

The Taranaki region has 3 hydroelectric schemes the Motukawa, Mangorie and Patea Dam. Of the first 14 publicly available electricity supplies in New Zealand, seven were in Taranaki. Most of these were hydroelectric schemes, based on the seasonally consistent water supply provided by Mt Taranaki/ Egmont’s many streams. The schemes have combined power generation of 161.7 GWh.

Name: Motukawa
Consent Holder: Trust Power Limited
Consent Duration & Review: 1 June 2022, review date June 2015
Fish Passage: Yes
Target: Eels, native fish, juvenile and adult trout.

Name: Mangorie Scheme
Consent Holder: Trust Power Limited
Consent Duration & Review: 1 June 2021, review date June 2016
Fish Passage: Yes
Target: Native fish, juvenile trout and adult trout.

Name: Patea Dam Hydroelectric Power Scheme
Consent Holder: Trust Power Limited
Consent Duration & Review: 1 June 2040, review date June 2016
Fish Passage: Yes
Target: Longfin eels, shortfin eels, lamprey, koaro, banded kokopu, giant kokopu and short jaw kokopu.

Patea Powerhouse and Spillway
Patea Powerhouse and Spillway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 


Northland Region

Wairua Hydro Station

Waikato Region

Tongariro Power Scheme

Waikato Hydro Systems Consents

Bay of Plenty Region

Aniwhenua Scheme

Matahina Scheme

Kaimai Scheme

Taranaki Region

Motukawa Dam

Mangorie Dam

Patea Dam

Hawkes Bay Region

Lake Waikaremoana Power Scheme

Otago Region

Clyde Dam

Roxburgh Dam

Marlborough Region

Waihopai Schemes

Branch River Schemes

West Coast Region

Lake Wahapo

Canterbury Region

Canterbury Hydro Stations

Rakaia River

Lake Tekapo

Ohau River

Lake Pukaki

Lake Benmore Dam

Lake Waitaki (Aviemore) Dam

Lake Ohau

Transpower New Zealand Global Consent

Lake Coleridge

Grehan Stream