Hotter and Deeper

By 2025, New Zealand’s deep geothermal resources (3-7km) could supply at least 20% of New Zealand’s electricity requirement. Conservative estimates point to the total potential of accessible deep geothermal resource in the Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ) exceeding 10,000 MWe.

Hotter and Deeper Research

Our geothermal research has been integrated into one programme. The activities underway in the pervious "Geothermal: Hotter and Deeper" programme are continuing in the following projects:

1. Fracture Characterisation

2. Deep Resource Delineation

3. Fluid-Rock Interactions

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