Puketiro Wind Farm

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Puketiro Wind Farm
Puketiro Wind Farm is located in New Zealand
Puketiro Wind Farm
Location of Puketiro Wind Farm in New Zealand
Country New Zealand
Location Pauatahanui
Coordinates 41°06′S 174°54′E / 41.1°S 174.9°E / -41.1; 174.9Coordinates: 41°06′S 174°54′E / 41.1°S 174.9°E / -41.1; 174.9
Status proposed
Owner(s) RES
Power generation
Units operational 40
Nameplate capacity 130MW

The Puketiro Wind Farm is a renewable energy project being developed by the Greater Wellington Regional Council on Puketiro Forest land owned by the council near Pauatahanui, north of Wellington, New Zealand. After a tender process in 2006, RES NZ Ltd was selected to develop the project.[1]

It is planned for approximately 40 wind turbines with a capacity of up to 130 MW.[2]

Wide public consultation was undertaken during early development of the project. 1300 submissions were received, with over 90% in favour.[2] Nonetheless, a group of residents (Pauatahanui Futures Society Inc.) sought an injunction in May 2008 to stop the wind farm from proceeding.[3] The Greater Wellington Regional Council has since withdrawn permission for the three turbines that were to be installed in Battle Hill Farm Forest Park,[4] and banned all turbines from the park.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Puketiro wind farm development". Greater Wellington Regional Council. Sep 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Puketiro Wind Farm". RES. Retrieved 15 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Kopp, Michael (13 May 2008). "Residents seek injunction to halt Puketiro wind farm". Dominion Post. 
  4. ^ "Puketiro wind farm proposal changed". Greater Wellington Regional Council. 29 September 2008. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Williamson, Kerry (23 January 2009). "Wind turbine ban for Battle Hill". Dominion Post.