Latest Bay of Plenty Region Stories

2011-05-12 07:00:00

RENO, Nevada, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today announced that its subsidiary entered into a supply contract with Norske Skog Tasman Limited of New Zealand ("Norske Skog") to supply a new geothermal power plant that is to be constructed in the Kawerau Geothermal Field in New Zealand. The contract is valued at a total of approximately $20 million and delivery of the power plant is expected to be completed within 13 months from the contract date....

2011-02-03 14:20:00

WHOI Scientists and Engineers Provide Tools and Expertise to Assist with Discovery They were called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Until the late 19th century, New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing the beautiful natural formations created by a large geothermal system. But the eruption of Mt. Tarawera on June 10, 1886, buried the terraces in sediment and caused the lake basin to enlarge,...

2008-08-07 15:00:49

A HYDRO station belonging to one of Todd Energy's offshoots, Bay of Plenty Energy, may soon be cut off from supplying power to the grid. State-owned Mighty River Power has commissioned a 105-megawatt geothermal scheme in the region, constraining the Kawerau-Edgecumbe line. Capacity is insufficient when all local stations are running flat out. Transpower said Mighty River's plant was not being preferred over the 30-megawatt Aniwhenua. The generator farthest from the demand load...

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