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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.

Site

Developer Region Capacity (MW)

Status

Date

Castle Hill

Genesis

Wairarapa

Up to 858

Consent granted

July 2013

Hurunui

Meridian

Hurunui

Up to 75.9

Consent granted

April 2013

Mt Munro

Meridian Wairarapa Up to 60

Application withdrawn

January 2012

Blueskin Bay

Local community project

Otago

Consent applied for



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







Site

Developer Region Reason project will not proceed

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