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.
Other wind farms constructed by NZ companies
||Developer||Region||Capacity (MW)||RMA Application publicly notified
|Castle Hill||Genesis Energy||Northern Wairarapa||800||August 2011|
|Long Gully||Windflow||Wellington||upto 12.5||May 2009|
|Turitea||Mercury||Manawatu||upto 180||January 2009|
|Waitahora||Contact Energy||Southern Hawkes Bay||upto 156||September 2008|
|Central Wind||Meridian||Ruapehu & Rangatikei||upto 130||July 2008|
||MainPower||Hurunui||upto 78||June 2008|
|Kaiwera Downs||TrustPower||Gore||upto 240||November 2007|
|Taharoa||Taharoa C and PowerCoast||Kawhia||upto 54||December 2005|
|Hawkes Bay||Meridian||Hastings||upto 225||May 2005|
|Titiokura||Meridian||Hastings||upto 48||April 2005|
|Awhitu||Trustpower||Franklin||upto 18||April 2004|
|Hurunui||Meridian Energy||Hurunui||upto 75.9|
|Puketoi||Mercury||Tararua District||upto 318|