Tongariro Power Scheme environmental

Genesis Energy communicates its environmental performance with stakeholders on a regular basis.

Resource consents

Resource consents are required for a number of activities related to the operation and maintenance of the Tongariro Power Scheme. The current operative resource consents for the Tongariro Power Scheme were granted in 2004 for a duration of 35 years, expiring in 2039.


Genesis Energy produces an annual compliance monitoring report for the Tongariro Power Scheme which is provided to Councils, in addition to other consent monitoring and reporting requirements throughout the year.

Genesis Energy currently undertakes monitoring of:

  • Whio
  • Fish
  • Instream ecology
  • pH
  • Periphyton
  • Flushing flows

Consultative meetings

An annual consultative meeting is held at Tokaanu Power Station.  These consultative meetings function as an information forum for the local community allowing Genesis Energy to communicate with its stakeholders about various activities at the Tongariro Power Scheme.

Further information

Please contact our environmental team if you have a query regarding environmental management at Genesis Energy - [email protected]

Genesis Energy has a Rivers, Lakes & Rainfall section on this website to ensure that critical details which relate to the water levels in its hydro schemes are always available for the public.

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