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

Wind Project Name Potential Wind Farms

Beach Kupe 216
Contact Wyndham
(Southland Wind Project)
LET Securities Waiuku Wind Farm 80
Manawa Ototoka 150
Manawa  Hapuakohe 230
Manawa  Huriwaka  250
Meridian Energy Mt. Munroe
(start construction 2025)
NZ Wind Farms & Meridian Energy Te Rau Hau
Pioneer & Manawa Kaihiku Wind Farm 300
Southern Generation Partnership Jericho Station 35
Ventus Energy   Project M  176
Ventus Energy  Kaimai  130
Yinson Renewables  Pahīatua  40
   TOTAl: 2122


Projects that have been investigated

Region Reason project will not proceed
Motorimu Allco Wind Energy Manawatu Consent surrendered September 2009
Hauaura ma raki Contact Energy Waikato  
Waitahora Contact Energy Southern Hawkes Bay Consent has lapsed
Awhitu Mercury NZ Franklin  

Pouto Forest Meridian Northland Consent application withdrawn
Project Hayes Meridian Otago Consent application withdrawn
 Glinks Gully Northpower Northland  
Maungatua NZ Windfarms Otago Developer decided not to apply for consent after site investigation, September 2009
Jericho Station Pioneer Southland  
Puketiro RES NZ Ltd Wellington  
Taharoa Taharoa C and PowerCoast Kawhia  
Te Waka Unison Hawkes Bay Re-application declined by the Environment Court, 2009
Te Anga Ventus
Awakino Ventus Waikato  
 Long Gully  Windflow  Wellington