Story: Energy supply and use

South Island power stations, 2008 (2nd of 2)

The South Island’s extensive river and lake systems made hydroelectricity an obvious power source. The stations shown here are those generating 10 megawatts or more in the South Island. Included is the Lake Coleridge station, over 90 years old in 2008, and generating 45 megawatts.

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Source: Electricity Commission

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Megan Cook. 'Energy supply and use - Electricity after the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 16-Dec-14
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/24078/south-island-power-stations-2008