Industrial and Infrastructure

Industrial and Infrastructure

Power Stations

A power plant (or power station or power generating station), is an industrial location that is utilised for the generation and distribution of electric power on a mass scale for residential, commercial and industrial applications. It plays a critical role at a local, regional and national level for all New Zealanders. An unexpected loss of power in critical industrial applications can result in significant economic setback, physical damage or risk to human life.

A power plant reliability is paramount and therefore the choice of industrial UPS solutions is crucial. MH Power are experienced at providing solutions to this challenge. We understand it is vital to ensure the reliable supply of uninterrupted power operational no matter what situation is faced.

New Zealand in 2021 has approximately 80% renewable energy derived from four major sources – geothermal, hydroelectric, wind and solar. The two primary sources are hydopower and geothermal. The largest energy source is from hydropower.

MH Power works in partnership with a wide range of power stations across the country including hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, solar and gas power stations. We provide analysis, design, specification recommendations and transparent quoting. Our experiences sales team also provide after sales support for any unforeseeable challenges that your business may face.

Hydro Power

New Zealand has over 100 hydroelectric generating plants. Manapōuri power station in South Island is the country's biggest hydro station and its second biggest power plant. Like many of New Zealand's hydro stations, Manapōuri uses terrain to create power. The station relies on a 230m drop between the western arm of Lake Manapōuri and the eastern arm.

Top Five largest hydropower plants in New Zealand include

  • Manapouri
  • Clyde
  • Roxburgh
  • Ohau
  • Tokaanu

Geothermal Power

Geothermal power is widely considered to be the most reliable renewable energy source in New Zealand and the country is home to some of the world’s largest stations. The technology harnesses natural heat energy generated beneath the earth’s crust, with heat pumps extracting steam or hot water to surface level.

For the purpose of processing the raw energy, there are three types of geothermal power stations that currently exist – dry steam plants, flash steam plants and binary cycle plants.

The top five largest geothermal plants in New Zealand include:

  • Wairakei
  • Te Mihi
  • Nga Awa Purua
  • Mokai
  • Kawerau


Wind power in New Zealand generates a small but growing proportion of the country's electricity. As of December 2017, wind power accounts for 690 MW of installed capacity and over 5 percent of electricity generated in the country. New Zealand has abundant wind resources. The country is in the path of the Roaring Forties which provides strong and constant westerly winds.

Top four largest wind farms in New Zealand include:

  • Tararua
  • West Wind
  • Turitea
  • Waipipi


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