New Zealand

New Zealand

Contracting Party:   GNS Science, New Zealand

Executive Committee Member:  Chris Bromley, GNS Science, New Zealand

Alternate Member: To be appointed

New Zealand’s geothermal development relies on an assessed geothermal-power resource potential, which is 4 GWe (or 30 TWh/yr) from conventional convecting systems. These systems are hosted at depths of up to 4 km, mostly within the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The deeper, hotter, and unexplored roots (4 – 6km) of this zone are anticipated to have gigawatts  of additional potential.

The operational geothermal capacity as of 2019 was 1004 MW, with annual generation of ~7600 GWh.  In 2019 the annual direct use amounted to some 9.7 PJ.

2019 New Zealand Country report

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