Claimed delays over a further Environment Court hearing
involving the proposed Project Hayes wind farm on the
Lammermoor Range in Central Otago were highlighted at an
Otago Regional Council meeting on Wednesday.
Much of Central Otago's high country has been reclassified in
the district plan as being an outstanding natural landscape,
which may add more hurdles for developments such as wind
farms to gain resource consent.
It is almost a case of taking coals to Newcastle for Windflow Technology chief executive Geoff Henderson as he prepares to do some large business deals in the United Kingdom. Business editor Dene Mackenzie explains.
By year-end, wind turbines in Otago and Southland will be
producing enough electricity to power an estimated 36,000
homes, and developments which would increase production
11-fold are on the drawing board.