Hawke's Bay Wind Farm

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Hawke's Bay Wind Farm
Hawke's Bay Wind Farm is located in New Zealand
Hawke's Bay Wind Farm
Location of Hawke's Bay Wind Farm in New Zealand
Country New Zealand
Location Hawkes Bay
Coordinates 39°11′2″S 176°41′35″E / 39.18389°S 176.69306°E / -39.18389; 176.69306Coordinates: 39°11′2″S 176°41′35″E / 39.18389°S 176.69306°E / -39.18389; 176.69306
Owner(s) Hawkes Bay Wind Farm Ltd
Power generation
Units operational 75 (maximum)
Nameplate capacity 225 MW

The Hawke's Bay Wind Farm is a proposed wind farm which will be constructed in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand. It is expected to have a capacity of up to 225MW, with a maximum of 75 turbines.[1] It will be owned by the private company Hawkes Bay Wind Farm Ltd, which is made up of three shareholders including Wind Farm Developments Ltd.[2]

The project received resource consent in February 2006. Appeals against the wind farm were overcome at the Environment Court in October 2006 and at the High Court in May 2007.[2]

A nearby but different wind farm known as Te Waka/Titiokura Wind Farm has been proposed by Unison.[3] The Environment Court has ruled against stage 2 of this wind farm.[4]

In November 2010, Meridian Energy purchased the consents for the project and indicated that construction would commence within two years.[5]

Location[edit]

The wind farm will be located on the Maungaharuru Range near the Titiokura Summit, about 34 km North-west of Napier Airport.[2] The altitude of the range is approximately 1300 metres.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawkes bay wind farm". Yes2wind. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Fact sheet: August 2007" (PDF). Hawkes bay wind farm ltd. August 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Titiokura/Te Waka Wind Farm" (PDF). Unison. August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  4. ^ Dr Pita Sharples (2007-04-19). "Hawkes bay wind farm decision "Feeds the soul"". Scoup. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  5. ^ "Meridian buys Bay wind farm consent". Hawkes Bay Today. 6 November 2010. 

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