Tekapo Power Scheme

Tekapo Power Scheme - Genesis Energy NZ

The Tekapo Power Scheme has been owned and operated by Genesis Energy since 1 June 2011.

The 187MW hydro scheme is located at the head of the Waitaki Valley in the Mackenzie District of the South Island. Water is taken from Lake Tekapo through an intake tunnel and generates electricity through Tekapo A Station (27MW). Outflows from Tekapo A flow through the Tekapo canal before entering Tekapo B Power Station (160MW). Tekapo B sits in the bed of Lake Pūkaki, with outflows entering the lake directly.

Tekapo Power Scheme Stations

Tekapo Power Station
Year Commissioned

Tekapo A - 1951

Tekapo B - 1977

Total Capacity

Tekapo A - 27MW

Tekapo B - 160MW

Generation Units:

Tekapo A - One 27MW unit

Tekapo B - Two 80MW units


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