Through our efforts we've been climate positive since 2017. How are we doing that? We're proudly supporting activities which ensure carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and stored in a natural form (e.g. carbon stored in a tree). The official term for this is carbon sequestration.
Moving away from thermal generation helped us decrease our total emissions by 36% since 2015.
We love New Zealand and take climate change measures seriously. We're actively measuring and monitoring our carbon emissions, and we've been investing in a wonderful forestry programme since 2010.
2017 We became CLIMATE POSITIVE
36% DECREASE in emissions since 2015
16 audits were carried out at our operating sites during FY19.
We conduct 5-yearly bed degredation surveys to understand the potential impacts of sediment retention in the dams along the river from Karapiro to Ngaruawahia.
The annual Lake Taupo foreshore survey helps us and others understand how lake processes might be affecting the lake.
The 5 yearly erosion survey provides insight on potential impacts of our hydro operations on bank stability along the river.
We've kicked off an ecological monitoring programme to ensure we understand any impacts downstream from Karapiro, beyond our hydro system.
35 years is the term of our most recent Waikato River resouce consent granted in 2006.