Hawke's Bay Wind Farm

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Hawke's Bay Wind Farm
CountryNew Zealand
LocationHawkes Bay
Coordinates39°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 operational75 (maximum)
Nameplate capacity225 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. Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  2. ^ a b c "Fact sheet: August 2007" (PDF). Hawkes bay wind farm ltd. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-14. 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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