Wind farm

Waitati finds winds of change can be fickle

Waitati finds winds of change can be fickle

It was a great idea: erect a wind turbine or two and generate enough energyto power the entire Waitati-Blueskin community.

Changes will add hurdles

Changes will add hurdles

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.

NZ turbines headed for Scottish fields

NZ turbines headed for Scottish fields 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.

Meridian plans Australian wind farm

Meridian Energy has joined forces with an Australian generation company to build a wind farm in Victoria that will be the biggest in the southern hemisphere if Project Hayes does not proceed.

Wind farm firm sourcing turbines

The Mt Stuart wind farm could be producing power within the next 10 to 15 months, but first the company behind the South Otago site needs to secure some wind turbines.

September start for Mahinerangi wind farm

September start for Mahinerangi wind farm

Construction of stage one of the Mahinerangi wind farm will begin in September, with the first power expected to be produced in February, TrustPower announced yesterday.

Wind-power partner sought

Wind-power partner sought

The group hoping to put wind power into the houses around Blueskin Bay is looking for a joint-venture partner.

Wind farm go-ahead expected within 'next few weeks'

Wind farm go-ahead expected within 'next few weeks'

An announcement that TrustPower is ready to go ahead with the first stage of its Mahinerangi wind farm is expected to be made within "the next few weeks".

Whichever way the wind blows

Whichever way the wind  blows

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.

Wind-farm ruling sets impractical test: counsel

Wind-farm ruling sets impractical test: counsel

The Environment Court decision on the Project Hayes wind farm had set a new test for any major project, one that was unprecedented, impractical and perverse, Meridian Energy counsel Hugh Rennie told the appeal hearing in the High Court at Dunedin yesterday.

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