Over 15 years ago we started working towards adding wind generation to our portfolio of renewable generation assets. Here are some of the key milestones along the way.
We develop our wind strategy, looking to the future of renewable electricity
Palmerston North City Council selects us to develop a wind farm at Turitea
Wind monitoring equipment is installed on site to assess viability
We begin to engage with local people, iwi and councils
A Government Board of Inquiry considers the consent application
The Board of Inquiry grants consent for a 60-turbine wind farm at Turitea
We announce the first 33 turbines to be built on the site
The official ground-breaking ceremony with the Minister of Energy, iwi and local people is held onsite. Construction begins.
We announce a further 27 turbines will be built at Turitea