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Overview | He whakamārama

Generation controllers work across our generation assets ensuring optimised operations while meeting trading/market requirements, ensuring the safety of people and compliance with resource consents. They work in a complex role in which they adhere to safety and electrical regulations and policy requirements while also considering generating as much energy as possible. A good way to understand this role is to think of energy generation as an airplane and a generation controller as the pilot.

The Work | Ngā mahi

As a generation controller, you will:

  • Operate the Power Station via HMI (Human Machine Interface), a specialised software which connects the operator to the system and provides the operator with the control to operate the station
  • Ensure the Power Station is generating enough energy to meet the supply of demand in Aotearoa
  • Respond effectively to emergencies, managing the protection of people, environment, and plant
  • Train and mentor new team members
  • Working Environment | Wāhi mahi

    Generation controllers usually work in shifts of four days on and three days off. The four shifts are normally split in to two-night shifts and two-day shifts.

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    Tools and Equipment | Taputapu

    Generation controllers work in front of many computer screens using HMI, a highly specialised software that makes it possible for us to control energy generation.


    Generation controllers are always based on-site so wear steel cap boots and orange overalls while at work.

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