At a Glance
Mangahao Station makes use of multiple dams to control water levels. There is public access across the dams. This power house building contains the main generating unit G1 commissioned in 1994, and G2 and G3, the original 1920's Peltons. Part of the scheme features a mini Hydro Building. This building contains the two mini-hydro units commissioned in 2004. The Mangahao substation contains the transformer for connection to the network.
Environment and recreation
With the help of local Regional Council (Horizons), King Country Energy have completed new fish passes at the Mangahao Station. Vegetation control and property erosion management is a year-round focus. Downstream of the power station is a canoe slalom course managed by the Environment White Water Park Trust (EWWPT).