Potential 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 tables lists projects that wind farm developers are investigating and projects that have been investigated 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.
Projects under investigation
|Kaimai||Ventus Energy||Waikato||Resource consent being sought|
|Blueskin Bay||Local community project||Otago||Consent and environment court appeal declined|
|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|
Projects that have been investigated
||Developer||Region||Reason project will not proceed
|Hauaura ma raki||Contact Energy||Waikato|
|Mt Munro||Meridian||Wairarapa||Application withdrawn|
|Motorimu||Allco Wind Energy||Manawatu||Consent surrendered September 2009|
|Project Hayes||Meridian||Otago||Consent application withdrawn|
|Pouto Forest||Meridian||Northland||Consent application withdrawn|
|Puketiro||RES NZ Ltd||Wellington|
|Taharoa||Taharoa C and PowerCoast||Kawhia|
|Te Waka||Unison||Hawkes Bay||Re-application declined by the Environment Court, 2009|
||Developer decided not to apply for consent after site investigation, September 2009
||Southern Hawkes Bay