Project Central Wind

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Project Central Wind
Country New Zealand
Location Taihape
Owner(s) Meridian Energy
Power generation
Units operational 52
Nameplate capacity 130 MW

Project Central Wind is a proposed wind farm located on the Hihitahi Plateau between Waiouru and Taihape, New Zealand. Meridian Energy is developing the wind farm, which is planned to comprise 52 turbines and produce up to 130 MW.[1]

Consent process[edit]

Meridian Energy applied for resource consents in 2008. The consent hearing was held in December and Horizons Regional Council granted the resource consents in February 2009. The decision was appealed to the Environment Court in September 2009 and in January 2010 the court ruled the wind farm project could proceed.[2] The approved consent conditions limit the number of turbines to 52 and maximum blade height to 135 m.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Project Central Wind". Meridian Energy. 
  2. ^ "Wind farm gets go-ahead". 27 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Kelly Burns (14 February 2009). "Windfarm breezes through hearing". Dominion Post. 

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