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.

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
Mt Cass
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
Taumatatotara  Ventus Waikato upto 27  
Hurunui Meridian Energy Hurunui upto 75.9  
Puketoi Mercury Tararua District upto 318