Ventus proposes 24-turbine wind farm in New Zealand
Author: Comrade King.
Ventus Energy plans to build a 24-turbine wind farm near Paeroa on the North Island of New Zealand, for which it has recently submitted resource consent applications.
It was announced on Monday that the green-field independent energy project developer, through Kaimai Wind Farm Ltd, has filed applications with the Hauraki District Council and Waikato Regional Council. The two will process them jointly, the Hauraki District Council said.
The wind project of about 100 MW previously envisaged the installation of up to 26 turbines, but the number has been cut to 24 following consultation with affected parties, according to Kaimai Wind Farm’s website. Seventeen of the turbines would be 207 metres high and the other seven would be 180 metres high.
New Zealand had 623 MW of wind power generation capacity at the end of 2017, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).