Sat, 29 Jul|
Taupō Visitor Centre
Contact Energy Public Open Day
Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Contact Energy’s Te Mihi powerstation
Time & Location
29 Jul, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Taupō Visitor Centre, 30 Tongariro Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
About the Event
Tours take approximately 90 minutes. Buses will depart regularly from the Taupo iSite, and Contact staff will share their passion for geothermal and talk you through the Wairakei steam field and Te Mihi powerstation operations as you explore these by bus and on foot.
Ever wondered where all those pipes go, and how the generator companies turn heat from deep underground into electricity?
Well, now you can find out!
Contact Energy are giving you a chance to take a guided tour of the Wairakei Steam Field and Te Mihi powerstation. Commissioned in 2014, this 166MW capacity station can generate enough electricity to power over 160,000 Kiwi homes!
Pre-registration is required for this event, with limited spaces available. This event booked out in days in 2021, so register your place now!
All ages are welcome, but please note that the industrial and hazardous nature of the site and tour mean that individuals with mobility issues or pacemakers are unable to join the tour.
Dress code requirements will be notified prior, and a full Health & Safety briefing will be provided prior to the tour. Any specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required will be provided on the day.
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