Online Geography Resources


Energy Management

Geography Starter



Cities need energy.

The sources of energy need to be balanced - so there is the necessary output for the least environmental impact.







Hydro Electric Power




Thermal Power Station




Geography Activities



You will be given complete control over a small town within New Zealand.

You need to balance your city’s growth with its environmental impact. Your citizens need electricity and jobs!

There is no right or wrong way to play the game. You can experiment with different things and if your city isn’t working out, just start again!

You are aiming to get the highest score out of a possible 100.

The game lasts for 150 turns. Remember, you’ll need money to build things. If you don’t have enough, skip through a few turns without building new things and your Local Body Rates will raise some cash.

If you run out of lesson time you can save your city by noting down the code you are given when you click save.

Game Glossary
Local Body Rates Local taxes that you control the level of. If they are too high people will not be happy - if they are too low you will not make much money.
Prospect To search for resources - such as gas, oil, coal.
Markets In this case 'Markets' are global markets in coal and gas.
Stats Short for Statistics.
MW Mega Watt - a unit of power equal to one million watts, used as a measure of the output of a power station.
Campground Same as campsite.
National Park A scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife.
Bankrupt Declared in law unable to pay outstanding debts. If this happens to your city - it is game over!

Review Excerise


Ensure that you do a screen print of your city at the end of the 150 turns plus another of your results (this should look like the orange box at the bottom of this page). These screen prints should be saved by pasting them into Word or similar.

Geography Review



It is possible for your teacher/educator to register with Electrocity so your school has a unique code to enter - so all your cities can be shared.

How well did you do? Did you do better in one area than another? What would you do differently next time?

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