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

 Location Wind Project Name Potential Wind Farms (MW)
Beach Taranaki Kupe 216
Manawa Marlborough Marlborough 100
Manawa Whanganui Ototoka 150
Manawa Waikato Hapuakohe 230
Manawa Whanganui Huriwaka 250
Mercury Tararua Ranges Tararua Repowering 60
Meridian Energy Wairarapa Mt. Munroe
Pioneer & Manawa South Otago Kaihiku Wind Farm 300
Southern Generation Partnership Blackmount Jericho Station 35
Ventus Energy  Unknown  Project M  176
Ventus Energy  Paeroa Kaimai  130
Yinson Renewables   Manawatu Pahīatua  40
     TOTAl: 1777


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Pouto Forest Meridian Northland Consent application withdrawn
Project Hayes Meridian Otago Consent application withdrawn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