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January 13, 2022

Aratiatia, New Zealand

By Carmen

Aratiatia is a 78MW hydro power project. It is located on Waikato river/basin in Waikato, New Zealand. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1959 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1964.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 78 78 Active Waikato, New Zealand


The project is currently owned by Mercury NZ.

Aratiatia is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.8 million cubic meter. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 3 in number. Aratiatia underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2018. The project generated 331 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 31MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 3 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1959 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1964.


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