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Lake onslow pumped hydro.

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From: A.j sheppard

Dear Megan Woods,

I request the following information.

What is the national NET gain that the proposed pumped hydro scheme at lake onslow will add to our national electricity generation capacity?

Were any other sites explored for pumped hydro?
if so where and why were they declined?
If no other sites were explored as options then why not?

Were any sites explored for resiviors for traditional hydro electric greneration?
If so then where and why were they declined?
If no sites explored as options then why not?

Has any reports/study been undertaken yet to the potential negative effects on other hydro storage being used to power the pumped hydro?
If so i request the information contained in those reports/studies.

How is the energy produced from the lake onslow pumped hydro going to be transmitted to the national grid and directed to where its likely needed in the upper north island?

Does minister megan woods believe in perpetual motion?

Yours faithfully,

A.j sheppard

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From: Megan Woods (MIN)
Megan Woods

Kia ora,

On behalf of Hon Dr Megan Woods, thank you for your email.  

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messages are carefully read and considered, it is not always possible to
personally reply to all emails.  As such, the following guidelines apply:

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If you are a resident in the Wigram electorate, please
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Thank you for the taking the time to write. 
Ngâ mihi,
Office of Hon Dr Megan Woods

Minister of Housing | Minister of Energy & Resources | Minister of
Research, Science & Innovation | Associate Minister of Finance | MP for
Wigram

Private Bag 18041 |Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

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From: Megan Woods (MIN)
Megan Woods

Dear A.J.,

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act
request dated 11 March 2022. You have requested the following information:

"What is the national NET gain that the proposed pumped hydro scheme at
lake onslow will add to our national electricity generation capacity?
Were any other sites explored for pumped hydro?
if so where and why were they declined?
If no other sites were explored as options then why not?
Were any sites explored for resiviors for traditional hydro electric
greneration?
If so then where and why were they declined?
If no sites explored as options then why not?
Has any reports/study been undertaken yet to the potential negative
effects on other hydro storage being used to power the pumped hydro?
If so i request the information contained in those reports/studies.
How is the energy produced from the lake onslow pumped hydro going to be
transmitted to the national grid and directed to where its likely needed
in the upper north island?
Does minister megan woods believe in perpetual motion?"

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 08 April 2022, being 20 working days after the day
your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by
then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

 

Kind regards,

 

Office of Hon Dr Megan Woods

Minister of Housing | Minister of Energy & Resources | Minister of
Research, Science & Innovation | Associate Minister of Finance

 

Phone: 04 817 8705 | Email: [1][Megan Woods request email]

Private Bag 18041 |Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

 

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Attachment OIA22 027 Letter from Hon Dr Megan Woods.pdf
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Dear A.J

 

Please find attached a letter from Hon Dr Megan Woods in regards to your
OIA.

 

Kind regards

 

Marissa

 

Marissa Quinn

Private Secretary (Energy and Resources)

[1][email address] | [mobile number]

 

Office of Hon Dr Megan Woods

Minister of Energy and Resources | Minister of Research, Science and
Innovation | Minister of Housing | Associate Minister of Finance

Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

Office Phone: +64 4 817 8705      Email: [2][Megan Woods request email]

 

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