Our projects

At Contact, we're committed to powering Kiwi homes and businesses in a safe, reliable and efficient way today and into the future. Over the last few years we've been building a more flexible portfolio by introducing new power generation assets. This means we're able to better respond to changing electricity market conditions and keep New Zealanders powered-up.

Te Mihi power station

Te Mihi geothermal power station is our newest generation facility and with a generating capacity of 166MW - enough to power around 160,000 Kiwi homes. The station was officially opened in August 2014. Find out more >

Future Projects and Postponements

Tauhara phase two

Contact holds consents for a 250 MW geothermal power station on the Tauhara geothermal steamfield, north east of Taupo. We believe this is New Zealand's most attractive new generation option and an investment decision on the Tauhara project will be made when New Zealand electricity demand requires new generation capacity. Find out more >

Taheke power station

In June 2013, the Taheke Joint venture (Taheke 8C Incorporated and Contact Energy) announced the decision to delay the development due to market conditions. Both parties remain committed to cooperating in the development of the Taheke Geothermal Field. Find out more >

Waitahora wind farm

In August 2013 Contact announced that it would not proceed in the foreseeable future with the Waitahora wind generation development project. Find out more >