In November 2009, Trustpower was granted resource consent for the Mahinerangi Wind Farm which lies 7km north of Lake Mahinerangi, in the South Island of New Zealand and is 50km west of Dunedin, Otago.
Stage one was commissioned in 2011. Resource Consents were granted to allow for the construction of up to 100 wind turbines or 200MW of capacity, so there is significant opportunity to expand the development from the 12 turbine, 36MW Stage 1 project, at some point. When complete, the wind farm will potentially have an average annual output over 600GWh, helping to meet New Zealand’s future energy needs.
The expansion potential is up to 160MW.
In 2016 Trustpower received final court approval for the demerger and listing of its Australian and New Zealand wind businesses. Tilt Renewables is now responsible for the wind farms consent.
Project information and resource consent application on Tilt Renewables website.
To see the wind turbine, change the view to satellite and zoom in.