Consented wind farms

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.


Developer Region Capacity (MW)

RMA application publicly notified


TrustPower Franklin Up to 18

April 2004

Titiokura Meridian Hastings Up to 48 April 2005

Hawkes Bay

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

Kaiwera Downs

TrustPower Gore Up to 240
November 2007

Mt Cass

MainPower Hurunui Up to 78

June 2008

Hurunui  Meridian Energy  Hurunui Up to 75.9   
Central Wind

Meridian Ruapehu & Rangatikei

Up to 130

July 2008

Waitahora Contact Energy

Southern Hawkes Bay
Up to 156

September 2008

Turitea Mercury
Manawatu Up to 180

January 2009

Puketoi Mercury Tararua District Up to 318  
Long Gully

Windflow Wellington Up to 12.5

May 2009