Proposed Wind Farms

Wind farm developers investigate potential wind farm sites with good wind speeds and proximity to the transmission network throughout New Zealand.

The following table lists projects that wind farm developers are investigating. NZWEA makes every effort to ensure that this list is comprehensive and up-to-date, but does not guarantee that all projects being investigated are included.

Not all projects under investigation will be built. In many cases projects are put on hold or abandoned after initial site investigation, as the wind resource may not be as good as anticipated.

Developer Region Capacity (MW)


Blueskin Bay Local community project  Otago   Consent and environment court appeal declined  
Pouto Forest Meridian  Northland   Site under investigation   
Ahipara Gumfields Meridian  Northland   Site under investigation  
Slopedown Genesis Energy  Southland   Site under investigation   
Cape Campbell Mercury  Marlborough   Site under investigation    
Mt Stalker Waitaki Wind  Otago   Site under investigation   


Developer Region Reason project will not proceed
Mt Munro  Meridian  Wairarapa Application withdrawn
Motorimu Allco Wind Energy Manawatu Consent surrendered September 2009
Te Waka Unison Hawkes Bay Re-application declined by the Environment Court, 2009
Maungatua NZ Windfarms Otago Developer decided not to apply for consent after site investigation, September 2009