Tekapo Power Scheme

Tekapo landscape at sunset

Tekapo Power Scheme

Genesis has owned and operated the Tekapo Power Scheme (190MW) since June 2011.

It uses water from Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island. Construction began in 1938, but wartime shortages meant that work stopped in 1942. Building resumed in 1944 and the station was commissioned in 1951.