Kōrero: Wind and solar power

Lake Benmore hydroelectric dam

Lake Benmore hydroelectric dam

New Zealand’s largest man-made lake, Lake Benmore, was formed behind the Benmore power station. Capable of generating 540 megawatts of energy, Benmore is the country’s second largest hydroelectric station after Manapōuri. Benmore power station is just one of eight along the Waitaki River in the central South Island.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN42766/23
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Veronika Meduna, 'Wind and solar power - Renewable energy in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4915/lake-benmore-hydroelectric-dam (accessed 9 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Veronika Meduna, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006