Fly over a power station

Atiamuri Power Station was the third of eight hydroelectric power stations to take advantage of the massive vertical potential of the Waikato River.

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Four generators each produce 21 megawatts, which is plumbed directly into Transpower’s  grid.

Together, the power stations on the river generate some 4000 gigawatt hours every year—around 13% of New Zealand’s total electrical generating capacity.

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