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New Tauhara Power Project

Contact Energy announced that it will proceed with its Tauhara power station, its second geothermal development at the Tauhara field near Taupo, New Zealand. Construction will start immediately with an anticipated commercial operations date (COD) of mid-year 2023. As CEO Mike Fuge stated, the project will provide a much-needed boost… Read More

NZGA NZ Geothermal Workshop Prizewinners 2020

At the 42nd NZ Geothermal Workshop in November 2020 the NZGA awarded prizes for the Best New Zealand Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Poster. There was stiff competition, with over 100 papers and posters presented, but ultimately we selected: Best New Zealand Paper Ralph Winmill - Using air-cap testing to monitor and measure geothermal well casing integrity Best Student Paper Ryan Tonkin - Development of a transient, multi-feed geothermal wellbore simulator Best Poster William Duran - Use of ice plugs in geothermal anti-scalant tubing systems   We caught up with Ralph, Ryan and William to find out a bit more about their interests in geothermal. Read More

Meet the Board 2021

Throughout the year, we'll introduce you to each of our Board Members, letting you know the people behind the scenes running the Association. Here are the interviews we've conducted so far: Paul Siratovich, NZGA President Katie McLean, NZGA Vice-president Mike Allen, NZGA Board Member Rosalind Archer, NZGA Board Member Leighton Taylor, NZGA Board Member Samantha Alcaraz, NZGA Secretary Brian White, NZGA Board Member Jaime Quinao, NZGA Treasurer Anya Seward, NZGA Board Member Ted Montague, NZGA Board Member Scott Henderson, NZGA Board Member Jeremy O'Brien, NZGA Board Member Stephen Daysh, NZGA Immediate Past President   Read More

NZ Geothermal Workshop 2020

The 42nd Geothermal Workshop was held on 24th – 26th November at Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Bay of Islands. After a year of uncertainty, and the cancellation of the NZGA Winter Seminar in August, there was relief all round that the Workshop successfully went ahead. Over 200 in… Read More

2019 NZGA International Geothermal Power Review

Introduction This note provides an annual snapshot of trends in the international geothermal power sector in 2019 for the interest of NZGA members.   This annual review has been delayed due to the extended reporting season caused by COVID-19.   Generation Review  World geothermal generation… Read More

Geothermal: The Next Generation

  For New Zealand to achieve its goal of a carbon-neutral future, geothermal energy needs to be utilised to its full potential. We need to go beyond conventional geothermal techniques to tap deeper, supercritical resources. Geothermal: The Next Generation is a programme led by GNS… Read More