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Power Lines – Mangahao Electric Power Scheme

Power Lines – Mangahao Electric Power Scheme

Another view of the road intersection with power from Mangahao being transmitted down lines on either side of the road.The Mangahao Power Station provides hydroelectric power and is situated near the town of Shannon. It serves Wellington, Horowhenua, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, and the Wairarapa. After being delayed by the WWI, construction began in late 1919 and the station opened in November 1924.