1 Nov 2010

Draft decision gives Contact Energy green light

6:19 pm on 1 November 2010

Contact Energy says a draft decision has granted consent to a proposed geothermal development in Taupo.

A draft decision from the Environmental Protection Agency board of inquiry proposes to grant the consents. A final decision is expected before the end of the year.

The proposed Tauhara II geothermal development would be on farmland about 5.5km north-east of Taupo. It would provide about 250 megawatts of electricity.