Hydropower in New Zealand

Hydropower Installed Capacity5.25GW

Hydropower Production2.09Mtoe per year

With 5,254 MW of installed capacity, hydropower is the primary source of renewable generation in NZ and provides approximately 57% of NZ’s power needs. The total renewables share of NZ generation is 80% with the balance of this renewables component largely supplied by geothermal and wind. It is likely that further investment in wind and geothermal will be required to achieve New Zealand’s target of 90% of electricity production from renewable sources by 2025.