Wind Energy

Ventus Energy is a green-field independent energy project developer.

We bring together all the development rights necessary for a wind farm to be constructed. These development rights include:

  • Land Easements
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Resource Consents
  • Wind Monitoring and Energy Assessments
  • Grid Connection Agreement
  • Construction Contracts
  • Turbine and Equipment Contracts
  • Power Purchase Agreements

As the development process nears completion we invite financing partners to participate in the financing and ownership of the wind farm. Ventus retains a minority ownership in the operational project which we believe provides an important continuity with the stakeholders in the project - particularly landowners, local interest groups, network companies and council.

View the current and historical Ventus Energy projects.

Wind power in New Zealand generates a small but rapidly growing proportion of the country's electricity.
Having only become an established generation source in the late 1990s, as of 2012, wind power accounts for 622 MW of installed capacity and nearly 5 percent of electricity generated in the country.

New Zealand is in the path of the Roaring Forties, creating an excellent resource for wind generation. The funnelling effect of Cook Strait and the Manawatu Gorge exacerbate the resource's potential, making the Lower North Island the main region for wind generation - 70 percent of the nation's current installed capacity lies within this region, with some turbines recording over 50 percent capacity factor in this area.