|Waverley Wind Farm|
|Location||near Waverley, New Zealand|
|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.
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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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The project was acquired by Trustpower in 2010and further developed in 2012. The application for resource consents was lodged with South Taranaki District Council and the Taranaki Regional Council in 2016. It was approved in July 2017.
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