At a Glance
34 in New Zealand
2 in Australia
% of all NZ electricity:
5% (average 2008-2012),
6 new projects planned, or in development.
In New Zealand, we operate 34 hydroelectric power stations, and two wind farms. We have one diesel power station, which we run only when needed.
Our focus has been on sustainable forms of generation, right from 1993, when Trustpower was founded. Today, this focus supports the New Zealand Government’s long-term Energy Strategy, which commits to a target of 90% of New Zealand’s electricity supply coming from renewable sources by 2025. At present it’s around 70%.
Most simply, sustainability is a responsible approach, locally, nationally, and globally. You’ll find more about our Generation Philosophy and Environmental Policy here.
In Australia, we began investigating potential wind farm sites in 2001. We are actively identifying and developing potential wind farm sites nationwide, including in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Currently we have two wind farms generating electricity.
What makes this sustainable generation so important is that Australia’s per capita carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are amongst the world’s highest, largely due to reliance on fossil fuels for energy. The Australian Government has made a commitment that by 2020, 20% of Australia’s electricity supply will come from renewable sources.