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Another Milestone For Arnold Hydro Proposal


TrustPower Media Statement
Tuesday 21 November 2006

Another Milestone For TrustPower's Arnold Hydro Proposal

TrustPower's application for resource consent for its proposed 46MW Arnold hydro generation scheme has been publicly notified by the Grey District and West Coast Regional Councils.

Submissions will close on Friday 19 January 2007, after which the councils will determine the timing sequence for resource consent hearings.

Full copies of the application can be viewed at the respective council offices in Greymouth, the Grey District Library, the Runanga and Lake Brunner Service Centres, and the Christchurch City Council Libraries. Information is also available on the TrustPower web site, and from a joint council website which can be accessed via www.arnoldpower.co.nz

TrustPower lodged its resource consent application for the Arnold scheme on 3 April, 2006.

The proposed scheme, with a capacity of up to 46MW and an annual output of 220 GWh, has evolved out of TrustPower's original Dobson generation proposal. It is designed to assist the West Coast meet growing electricity demand, and improve efficiency through reduced electricity losses from transmission.

Under the Arnold proposal, which has a projected cost of $185m, water will be drawn from the Arnold River at the existing Arnold dam, and conveyed to a storage pond and power station before being discharged back to the Arnold River via a regulation pond.

TrustPower Chief Executive Keith Tempest says public notification of the resource consent application represents another milestone after many years of effort to bring adequate generation to the people of the West Coast region.

"We believe we have a proposal that will meet the needs of the region, both in terms of generating electricity, and maintaining a good balance between development and the protection of social, environmental, recreational and cultural values."

TrustPower considers that its extensive process of design, assessment, consultation, thorough environmental, social and economic benefits and continual re-evaluation has been beneficial. It has produced a scheme design that will provide a substantial, secure, sustainable source of urgently needed electricity for the West Coast. In addition, during the construction period, the scheme will generate employment opportunities and secondary economic benefits.

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