Kerikeri Steam Sawmill
Note that Collins Brothers Sawmill is not a museum, but a real life business. Energywise it is completely self sustained. Running at about half capacity, it produces enough wood waste from cutting to fuel the boiler, drive the steam engine and generate electricity to power the various on site saws and blenders. Fuel consists of small pieces of wood, not saw dust, as one might guess form the long exposure shot on this page.
A connection to the grid is available, but only single phase and used for lighting etc. when the mill is closed over weekends.
No further details are available.
It is understood the mill may no longer be steam operated as at 2009.