The Generation Division encompasses the operations of TAU’s Power Station located in the Avatiu Valley, where it was established during the 1970s. Previously, the power station was located in Tutakimoa at the site of the present Administration/Network building.
Tauu Purea is Acting Manager of the Generation Division that currently consists of 20 staff.
Power is generated and supplied to the whole of Rarotonga from the Avatiu Valley Station. The generating capacity of the station is provided by nine generators with a total installed nameplate capacity of 13,700kW, each generator ranging in size from 600kW to 2,600kW. The actual available capacity is 13,400kW. TAU maintains an N-2 policy, which allows for downtime maintenance work to be conducted on 2 gensets simultaneously.