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 that NZWEA is aware of.

Not all projects under investigation will be built. Projects may be put on hold or abandoned after initial site investigation, as the wind resource may not be as good as anticipated or the developer has higher value development options.

Developer Region Status
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Mt Munro Meridian Wairarapa Application withdrawn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