Castle Hill Wind Farm
|Castle Hill Wind Farm|
|Location||east of Eketahuna|
|Hub height||90–100 m (295–328 ft)|
|Rotor diameter||80–110 m (262–361 ft)|
|Units operational||up to 286|
|Nameplate capacity||up to 858 MW|
The Castle Hill Wind Farm is a proposed wind farm being developed by Genesis Energy. It will have up to 286 wind turbines with potential output of up to 858 MW, depending on what model(s) of wind turbines are selected. The project is estimated to cost more than $1.6 billion and will be New Zealand's largest wind farm.
The resource consent application was lodged in August 2011 and consents were granted in June 2012. This was appealed to the Environment Court. In July 2013, Genesis announced that all appeals had been resolved.
- McNicol, Hamish (4 July 2013). "Wairarapa mega wind farm green-lit". Dominion Post.
- "Genesis Energy gets the green light for New Zealand’s largest planned wind farm at Castle Hill" (Press release). Genesis Energy. 4 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014.
- "Castle Hill Wind Farm". Genesis Energy.