Taumatatotara-NZ Wind Farm

The proposal is to build a utility scale ‘wind farm’ on a well defined ridgeline 10km south of Taharoa in the Waitomo District.

Six 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 9MW. 

All development rights are now complete and the project start is dependent on completion of financing.The construction start date is schedule for December 2014 with first power by Q2 2015.

  

 

Benefits

The following positive outcomes are envisaged from the project:

  • Local security of electricity supply
  • Materials supply – notably concrete and aggregate
  • Construction jobs
  • Maintenance jobs
  • Increased rating base for Waitomo District Council
  • Clean energy for up to 14,000 houses
  • Contribution to NZ Climate Change obligations