Another power plant of alternative proportions has reportedly been put up, this time over in New Zealand. The Binary Geothermal Power Plant is said to be the world’s largest of its kind.
The binary power plant was designed by Mighty River Power, a 100 MW Ngatamariki Geothermal Power Station which would their third one dating back to 2008. Over $75 million was spent to put up the said power plant, something which should translate to long term sustainability.
Mighty River Power’s five geothermal plants generate about 10% of New Zealand’s total electricity annually, and the company also runs nine power stations in the Waikato Hydro System. The company’s geothermal initiative displaces coal-fired generation, saving the country more than 3 million tones of carbon emissions every year.