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 3.5 km, mostly within the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The deeper, hotter, and unexplored roots (3.5 – 5km) of this zone have an estimated additional potential of at least 10 GWe.

The operational geothermal capacity as of 2018 was 1004 MW, with annual generation of ~7400 GWh.  In 2018 the annual direct use amounted to some 9.6 PJ.

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