Castle Hill Wind Farm

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Castle Hill Wind Farm
Castle Hill Wind Farm is located in New Zealand
Castle Hill Wind Farm
Location of Castle Hill Wind Farm
Country New Zealand
Location east of Eketahuna
Coordinates 40°43′0″S 175°56′0″E / 40.71667°S 175.93333°E / -40.71667; 175.93333Coordinates: 40°43′0″S 175°56′0″E / 40.71667°S 175.93333°E / -40.71667; 175.93333
Status Proposed
Owner(s) Genesis Energy
Wind farm
Type Onshore
Hub height 90–100 m (295–328 ft)
Rotor diameter 80–110 m (262–361 ft)
Power generation
Units operational up to 286
Nameplate capacity up to 858 MW
Website
Castle Hill -- Genesis Energy

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.[1]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ McNicol, Hamish (4 July 2013). "Wairarapa mega wind farm green-lit". Dominion Post. 
  2. ^ "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. 

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