Genesis Energy lodges resource consents application for Huntly Power Station
11 November 2011
Genesis Energy today lodged resource consent applications with the Waikato Regional Council for the on-going operation of the 1,448MW Huntly Power Station.
Resource consents for the power station are due to expire from March 2013 onwards. They cover the taking of water from the Waikato River for cooling the Station, and its subsequent discharge back to the river, along with various process-related and storm water discharges. The expiring resource consents also address the air emissions from the station and the management of ash products.
The resource consent applications will cover all existing operations at the Huntly Power Station site.
Genesis Energy’s Chief Executive, Albert Brantley, said "the submission of the resource consent application has been long planned for within the business and follows significant consultations with stakeholders. Renewed consents will allow for the long-term flexibility of the site’s operations under a range of asset management regimes and market conditions".
Supporting the applications are a range of environmental and engineering assessments by independent biologists, scientists and engineers to ensure that the effects of the Station on the environment are properly understood and well managed going forward.
The Company has been consulting extensively with Tangata Whenua, Councils, and key stakeholders for the past 18 months regarding these assessments and the applications.
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