Waverley Wind Farm

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Waverley Wind Farm
CountryNew Zealand
Locationnear Waverley, New Zealand
Coordinates 39°47′S174°33′E / 39.783°S 174.550°E / -39.783; 174.550 Coordinates: 39°47′S174°33′E / 39.783°S 174.550°E / -39.783; 174.550
StatusProposed
Owner(s) Tilt Renewables
Power generation
Units planned48
Nameplate capacity 130MW
Annual net output 500GWh

The Waverley Wind Farm is a wind powered electricity generation project in New Zealand planned by Tilt Renewables. This development is proposed for a site located between Patea and Waverley in South Taranaki. The development concept is for up to 48 wind turbines over 980 hectares, generating up to 130 MW at a cost of approximately $300 million. [1] [2]

New Zealand Country in Oceania

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

Tilt Renewables

Tilt Renewables Pty Ltd is an Australasian electricity generation company, dual listed on the New Zealand stock exchange and Australian stock exchange. Tilt Renewables was demerged from Trustpower in October 2016, with Tilt Renewables taking ownership of all operational wind assets and the wind and solar development pipeline, and Trustpower retaining all hydro assets.

Patea Place in Taranaki, New Zealand

Patea is the third-largest town in South Taranaki, New Zealand. It is on the western bank of the Patea River, 61 kilometres north-west of Whanganui on State Highway 3. Hawera is 27 km to the north-west, and Waverley 17 km to the east. The Patea River flows through the town from the north-east and into the South Taranaki Bight. In the 2013 census, the population was 1,098 people, a decrease of 42 people since the 2006 Census.

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History

The project was initially proposed in 2007 by Allco Wind Energy but development ceased in 2009 when Allco was put into receivership. [3]

The project was acquired by Trustpower in 2010 [2] and further developed in 2012. [4] The application for resource consents was lodged with South Taranaki District Council and the Taranaki Regional Council in 2016. [2] It was approved in July 2017. [5]

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Trustpower Limited is a New Zealand electricity generation and electricity retailing company, listed on the New Zealand stock exchange.

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References

  1. "Waverley Wind Farm". Tilt Renewables. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  2. 1 2 3 Groenestein, Catherine (10 May 2016). "Waverley wind farm project rejuvenated". stuff.co.nz.
  3. Anthony, John (10 September 2012). "Waverley's fortune blows in wind". Taranaki Daily News.
  4. Harper, Laird (1 November 2012). "$300m wind farm plan revealed". Taranaki Daily News.
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