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Wind farms operating and under construction

New Zealand has 19 wind farms either operating or under construction. These wind farms currently have a combined installed capacity of 622 MW and supply nearly 5% of New Zealand’s annual electricity generation. With the addition of Mill Creek, which will be commissioned in 2014 and Flat Hill, which is due to be commissioned in 2015, wind generation will have a capacity of around 689 MW sourced from 490 turbines.

Wind Farm

Operator Region No. of Turbines

Capacity (MW)

Comm-

ission Date

Brooklyn Meridian Wellington 1 Turbine: 0.23

Farm: 0.23

1993
Gebbies Pass

Windflow Canterbury 1 Turbine: 0.5

Farm: 0.5
2003
Hau Nui (Stage 1)

Genesis Wairarapa 7

Turbine: 0.55

Farm: 3.9

1996

Hau Nui (Stage 2)

Genesis Wairarapa 8

Turbine: 0.6

Farm: 4.8

2004
Southbridge Energy3 Canterbury 1 Turbine: 0.1

Farm: 0.1

2005
Tararua (Stage 1)

TrustPower Manawatu 48 Turbine: 0.66

Farm: 31.7

1999
Tararua (Stage 2)

TrustPower Manawatu 55 Turbine: 0.66

Farm: 36.3

2004
Tararua (Stage 3)

TrustPower Manawatu 31 Turbine: 3.0

Farm: 93.0

2007
Te Apiti

Meridian Manawatu 55 Turbine: 1.65

Farm: 90.8

2004
Te Rere Hau

NZ Windfarms

Manawatu 97 Turbine: 0.5

Farm: 48.5

2006, 2008-2011

White Hill

Meridian Southland 29 Turbine: 2.0

Farm: 58.0

2007
West Wind

Meridian Wellington 62 Turbine: 2.3

Farm: 142.6

2009
Horseshoe Bend

Pioneer Generation

Central Otago

3 Turbine: 0.75

Farm: 2.25

2009
Weld Cone

Energy3 Marlborough 3 Turbine: 0.25

Farm: 0.75

2010
Chatham Islands

CBD Energy / Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust

Chatham Islands

2 Turbine: 0.23

Farm: 0.46

2010
Lulworth Energy3 Marlborough 4 Turbine: 0.25

Farm: 1.0

2011
Te Uku

Meridian Waikato 28 Turbine: 2.3

Farm: 64.4

2011
Mahinerangi TrustPower Clutha 12 Turbine: 3.0

Farm: 36.0

2011
Mt Stuart

Pioneer Generation

Clutha 9 Turbine: 0.85

Farm: 7.65

2011
Mill Creek 

Meridian Wellington 26 Turbine: 2.3

Farm: 59.8

2014
Lake Grassmere

 Energy3 Marlborough  1 Turbine: 0.66 

2014
Flat Hill

Pioneer Generation

Bluff  8 Turbine:

Farm: 6.8

2015
Total now operating

    456  Total: 622.8  
Total under construction

    34 Total: 66.6

 
Total     490 Total: 689.4

 


Other wind farms constructed by NZ companies

Wind Farm

Operator Region No. of Turbines

Capacity (MW)

Comm-

ission Date

Ross Island

Meridian Antarctica 3 Turbine: 0.33

Farm: 0.99

2010
Westray

Windflow UK

Scotland 1 Turbine: 0.5

Farm: 0.5
2013