News

Potentially large geothermal resources identified between Rotorua and Taupo, NZ

Lake Rotorua, New Zealand (source: flickr/ ActiveSteve, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 14 Feb 2019

Scientists from GNS Science in New Zealand report on potentially large geothermal resources following extensive years-long studies. The findings could provide value information on management of existing fields, future exploration and management of hazards.

As reported this week from New Zealand, scientists from GNS Science report that there could be a “large, untapped geothermal resources between Rotorua and Taupo, on the North Island of New Zealand.

Researchers by the organisation reported on years of research in a community meeting. The researchers have been doing extensive research across 366 sites across the calderas of Rotorua and Okataina since 2015 building on research that was started already in 2009, so the New Zealand Herald.

The study included MT studies, that measure electromagnetic signals. So far the results have not been publish, but could provide valuable information on management of geothermal fields, future exploration and management of volcanic hazards.

NZ_Rotorua_Taupo

Source: NZ Herald