Once a developer has thoroughly investigated a potential wind farm site, they apply for resource consent.
Not all projects with consent will be built. Many of these projects are currently on hold as the developer waits for demand for renewable electricity to increase enough to make the wind farm commercially viable.
The following table lists projects that wind farm developers have consent for, but have not begun construction on. NZWEA makes every effort to ensure that this list is comprehensive and up-to-date, but does not guarantee that all projects under consent are included.
||RMA application publicly notified
||TrustPower||Franklin||Up to 18
|Titiokura||Meridian||Hastings||Up to 48||April 2005
||Meridian||Hastings||Up to 225||May 2005
|Castle Hill||Genesis Energy||Northern Wairarapa||800||August 2011|
|Taumatatotara||Ventus||Waikato||Up to 27
|Taharoa||Taharoa C and PowerCoast
||Kawhia||Up to 54||December 2005
||TrustPower||Gore||Up to 240
||MainPower||Hurunui||Up to 78
|Hurunui||Meridian Energy||Hurunui||Up to 75.9|
||Meridian||Ruapehu & Rangatikei
||Up to 130
||Southern Hawkes Bay
||Up to 156
||Manawatu||Up to 180
|Puketoi||Mercury||East of Manawatu Gorge||Up to 159|
||Windflow||Wellington||Up to 12.5