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

Developer Region Status
Kaimai Ventus Energy Waikato Resource consent being sought
Omamari Mercury NZ Northland Resource consent being sought
Blueskin Bay Local community project Otago Consent and environment court appeal declined 
Ahipara Gumfields Meridian Northland Site under investigation
Cape Campbell Mercury NZ Marlborough  Site under investigation
Mt Stalker Waitaki Wind Otago Site under investigation
Mt Munro Meridian Wairarapa Site under investigation
Slopedown Genesis Energy Southland Site under investigation


Projects that have been investigated

Developer Region Reason project will not proceed
Awhitu Mercury NZ Franklin  
Awakino Ventus Waikato  
Glinks Gully Northpower Northland  
Jericho Station Pioneer Southland  
Hauaura ma raki Contact Energy Waikato  
Long Gully Windflow Wellington  
Maungatua NZ Windfarms Otago Developer decided not to apply for consent after site investigation, September 2009
Motorimu Allco Wind Energy Manawatu Consent surrendered September 2009
Pouto Forest Meridian  Northland Consent application withdrawn
Project Hayes Meridian Otago Consent application withdrawn
Puketiro RES NZ Ltd Wellington  
Taharoa Taharoa C and PowerCoast Kawhia  
Te Anga Ventus
Te Waka Unison Hawkes Bay Re-application declined by the Environment Court, 2009
Contact Energy
Southern Hawkes Bay
Consent has lapsed