Ventus Energy

about ventus energy

Ventus Energy is a group of companies and businesses that develop energy projects in New Zealand and The Republic of Ireland.

Ventus Energy (NZ) Ltd was incorporated in New Zealand in 2004 and began preliminary investigation work on wind energy projects that year. The company has been actively progressing a number of sites in the upper North Island and currently has three active wind development projects including the Taumatatotara and Kaimai Wind Farm projects.

Recently Ventus Energy has diversified into gas peaking plant and solar which are to be located on a commercial and industrial site. It now makes good business for many companies to have on-site grid connected generation to reduce their network charges and to provide back-up generation in case of grid failure.

Ventus Energy Ltd (Dublin) was incorporated in the year 2000 and has been active in wind farm development in County Limerick and Clare. This has resulted in a 6MW project (Knockastanna) constructed in 2009 using 6 x 1.5MW GE turbines now owned by Scottish and Southern. A second development project (Loughaun North) was sold to Brookfield Renewables who are now in the process of finalising the development rights to enable construction in 2016.

The proposal is to build a utility scale ‘wind farm’ on a well defined ridgeline 10km south of Taharoa in the Waitomo District.
Up to 11 turbines will be constructed each with a maximum tip height of 121m. The power output of the turbines will be 1.5MW, giving a total power rating of 16.5MW.

All development rights are now complete and the project start is dependent on completion of financing.
The construction start date is scheduled for 2016.



    • Electricity and Gas Market Analysis
    • Project Management
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Technical Monitoring and Analysis
    • Environmental Impact Assessment
    • Commercial negotiation
    • Project Financial Assessment