Waikaremoana Power Scheme environmental

Resource consents

Resource consents are required for a number of activities related to the operation and maintenance of the Waikaremoana Power Scheme. The current operative resource consents for the Waikaremoana Power Scheme were granted in 1998 for a duration of 35 years, expiring in 2032.


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

Genesis Energy currently undertakes monitoring of:

  • Lake Waikaremoana lakeshore erosion,
  • Lakeshore vegetation
  • Littoral macrophyte
  • Waikaretaheke River eel monitoring & management;
  • Trout
  • Instream ecology

Consultative meetings

An annual consultative meeting is held at Tuai. 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 Waikaremoana Power Scheme.

Environmental mitigation at Waikaremoana

Genesis Energy has ongoing mitigation responsibilities in relation to the consented activities at the Waikaremoana Power Scheme. Genesis Energy's Environmental Management Framework details Genesis Energy's approach to environmental management including mitigation. The current environmental mitigation projects at the Waikaremoana Power Scheme are:

  • Recreational Flows in the Waikaretaheke River (NZ Recreational Canoeing Association)
  • Habitat enhancement, angler access and research (Fish and Game)

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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