At a Glance
38 in New Zealand
3 in Australia
% of all NZ electricity:
8% of New Zealand's hydro
capacity, which provides approximately
5% of New Zealand's electricity.
In New Zealand, we operate 38 hydro power stations across 19 hydroelectric power schemes. We have one diesel power station, which is occasionally used for transmission support.
Our focus has been on sustainable forms of generation and how we operate, right from when Trustpower was founded in 1993. Today, this focus supports the New Zealand Government’s long-term Energy Strategy, which commits to a target of 90% of New Zealand’s electricity supply coming from renewable sources by 2025. At present it’s around 70%.
Most simply, sustainability is a responsible approach, locally, nationally, and globally. You’ll find more about our Generation Philosophy and Environmental Policy here.
In July 2013 Green State Power Pty Ltd (GSP) was established by the NSW Government to own and operate a portfolio of renewable generation assets including hydro generators at Hume, Burrinjuck and Keepit, with a view to selling these assets in the future. In 2014 Trustpower successfully acquired these assets.
This gives Trustpower a presence in New South Wales.