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Table D1: Existing thermal power stations 10 MW or over

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Plant name Location Plant type Fuel1 Capacity (MW)

Primary

Secondary

Huntly

Waikato

Steam turbine

Coal

NG

972

Huntly

Waikato

Gas turbine

NG

Distillate

48

Kinleith

Waikato

Steam turbine with Cogen

Wood waste

Coal/gas

40

Te Awamutu

Waikato

Gas turbine with Cogen

NG

 

54

Southdown

Auckland

Combined cycle gas turbine

NG

 

122

Otahuhu A*

Auckland

Gas turbine

Distillate

 

40

Otahuhu B

Auckland

Combined cycle gas turbine

NG

 

365

Te Rapa

Hamilton

Gas turbine with Cogen

NG

 

42

New Plymouth*

New Plymouth

Steam turbine

NG

Oil

200

Taranaki CC

Stratford

Combined cycle gas turbine

NG

 

357

Whirinaki*

Napier

Gas turbine

Diesel

 

155

Kiwi Cogen

Hawera

Co generation of electricity

Kapuni gas

Distillate

69

Kapuni Cogen

Kapuni

Co generation of electricity

Kapuni gas

 

25.3

Edgecumbe Cogen

Edgecumbe

Gas turbine with Cogen

NG

 

10

Glenbrook Cogen

Auckland

Generation of steam and/or electricity from waste heat

Waste heat and gas

 

122

Total estimate

 

Allowing for average capacity factor of 50%

   

1,300

1 NG = natural gas, Cogen = co-generation.

* These stations run with a low capacity cycle (for instance Whirinaki is for peaking only and has rarely been run).