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Approval of a 65 MW photovoltaic project in New Zealand

Ethical Power and KeaX Limited secure approval from Selwyn District Council for a 65MW solar project near Christchurch, aimed at strengthening local energy infrastructure.Ethical Power, in collaboration with KeaX Limited, has secured planning permission for the Buckleys Road PV project in the Selwyn district of New Zealand. The project, with a capacity of 65MW, covers … Continue reading Approval of a 65 MW photovoltaic project in New Zealand

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Exploring the Feasibility of Offshore Wind Power Generation in New Zealand

Renewable energy specialist Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) has partnered with NZ Super to investigate the viability of offshore wind power generation in New Zealand. In addition to the initial focus on South Taranaki, COP is now extending its research to include the Waikato coast. Offshore wind power has emerged as a significant renewable energy source … Continue reading Exploring the Feasibility of Offshore Wind Power Generation in New Zealand

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New Zealand Government Fast-Tracks Solar and Wind Projects to Achieve Renewable Energy Goals

The New Zealand Government has successfully expedited the approval process for nine solar panel projects and three wind farm projects as part of its effort to transition to clean renewable energy. Under the Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act, the government has referred 1.9 million solar panels for consent since 2020, potentially generating more than twice … Continue reading New Zealand Government Fast-Tracks Solar and Wind Projects to Achieve Renewable Energy Goals

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The Role of Wind Power in New Zealand’s Energy Transition

New Zealand, a country known for its picturesque landscapes and commitment to environmental preservation, is increasingly turning to wind power as a key component of its energy transition. As the world grapples with the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change, the role of renewable energy sources like … Continue reading The Role of Wind Power in New Zealand’s Energy Transition

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New Zealand can use its clean electricity strengths to decarbonise its energy system

New Zealand can leverage its vast renewable energy resources to cut emissions across its economy and meet national climate goals while maintaining energy security, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Since the IEA’s last review in 2017, New Zealand has set more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including bringing them down by … Continue reading New Zealand can use its clean electricity strengths to decarbonise its energy system

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New Zealand Explores Offshore Wind Energy Development

The government of New Zealand is seeking public feedback on proposals for the development of offshore renewable energy capacity in the country. The proposals were developed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and are based on preliminary discussions with offshore wind developers and communities from regions that would host the offshore wind … Continue reading New Zealand Explores Offshore Wind Energy Development

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Vestas wins a 43 MW wind order in New Zealand

In partnership with Mercury, Vestas has secured a 43 MW order for the Kaiwera Downs wind farm in New Zealand. The project will feature ten 4.3 MW V136-4.2 MW wind turbines in operational mode that Vestas will supply and install. Upon completion, Vestas will deliver a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service and maintenance … Continue reading Vestas wins a 43 MW wind order in New Zealand

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Mercury to build $115m wind farm in New Zealand

The energy company said the first stage of the 43 megawatt (MW) wind farm is underway, bringing its total investment in renewable wind generation to $600m since 2019. Mercury supplied enough renewable generation to power around 18 percent of New Zealand’s current electricity needs through renewable generation, such as wind, hydro and geothermal. “Stage 1 … Continue reading Mercury to build $115m wind farm in New Zealand

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Four offshore wind power projects of 5 GW in New Zealand

Beach Energy has agreed for Doppler Light Detection and Ranging system (LiDAR) on its Kupe platform, offshore South Taranaki, New Zealand, which will provide data needed for the development of offshore wind farms in the region. An agreement for this was signed between BlueFloat Energy, Energy Estate and Elemental Group consortium, Beach Energy New Zealand … Continue reading Four offshore wind power projects of 5 GW in New Zealand

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Wind power in New Zealand, the Turitea wind farm advances

When fully operational, the Turitea wind farm is expected to produce enough wind energy to power 375,000 electric vehicles per year. Wind turbines take shape on the ridges of Tararua. Mercury’s Turitea wind farm in the Tararua Range above Palmerston North is warming up for generation as wind turbine blades join standby towers. In recent … Continue reading Wind power in New Zealand, the Turitea wind farm advances

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Siemens Gamesa strengthens its leadership in New Zealand wind power with 41 wind turbines

The 176 MW order includes the supply of 41 units of Siemens Gamesa 4.3-MW onshore wind turbines, one of the most powerful turbine models available in New Zealand. Siemens Gamesa will supply 41 of its wind turbines for New Zealand’s second largest wind farm to Meridian Energy, strengthening its leading position in the country’s wind … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa strengthens its leadership in New Zealand wind power with 41 wind turbines

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Meridian Energy’s huge new wind farm in New Zealand

A huge new $395 million wind farm is to get underway in Hawke’s Bay this year. Meridian Energy has said its Harapaki Wind Farm, in the Maungaharuru? Range northwest of Napier, will get underway in the second half of this year. It will be New Zealand’s second-largest wind farm with 41 turbines, each 145 metres … Continue reading Meridian Energy’s huge new wind farm in New Zealand

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A set of wind turbine parts destined for New Zealand’s largest wind farm have arrived in Hawke’s Bay

The parts arrived at Napier Port this week and will be stored in Hastings and Palmerston North before being delivered from storage yards progressively to the Turitea wind farm in the Tararua Ranges. The wind farm is being built for Mercury by the supplier, Vestas. Following the most recent shipment, almost all the turbine components … Continue reading A set of wind turbine parts destined for New Zealand’s largest wind farm have arrived in Hawke’s Bay

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Wind energy New Zealand, wind turbines are being installed at Waipipi Wind Farm

The largest wind turbines ever erected in New Zealand are beginning to appear in the southern Taranaki landscape between Waverley and Patea. The Waipipi wind farm covers 700 hectares of coastal land. Approaching from the north, the towering wind turbines of the Waipipi development of the Tilt Renewables first appear before reaching Patea and are … Continue reading Wind energy New Zealand, wind turbines are being installed at Waipipi Wind Farm

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Wind energy in New Zealand, Vestas’ wind turbines for largest wind farm

Vestas has signed a 103 MW engineering, procurement and construction contract with New Zealand-based electricity generator and retailer Mercury. The deal will extend Mercury’s Turitea Wind Farm from 119 MW to 222 MW, improving the cost of wind energy and making Mercury’s first wind power project the largest wind farm in New Zealand. Situated near … Continue reading Wind energy in New Zealand, Vestas’ wind turbines for largest wind farm

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Vestas wins wind energy contract from New Zealand’s Mercury

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Mercury, a New Zealand-based electricity generator and retailer. Vestas will be responsible for adding 103 MW capacity to Mercury’s Turitea windfarm near Palmerston North, increasing its energy generation capacity from 119MW to 222MW. Mercury chief executive Fraser Whineray said: “We … Continue reading Vestas wins wind energy contract from New Zealand’s Mercury

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Wind power in New Zealand: preparations under way for Waverley Wind Farm

The $300 million construction of a wind farm on coastal land near Waverley could begin as soon as October. “We have been working busily away, satisfying all of our resource consent obligations,” Tilt Renewables general manager renewable development Clayton Delmarter said. The wind farm got resource consent in July 2017, and in May this year … Continue reading Wind power in New Zealand: preparations under way for Waverley Wind Farm

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Wind energy in New Zealand: Waverley Wind Farm will have 31 wind turbines

An agreement by Genesis to buy wind power from Waverley Wind Farm means the project will now be built – with construction beginning next year and taking 18 months. Major New Zealand electricity generator and retailer Genesis made a relationship with Australian electricity generation company Tilt Renewables in October last year. Last week Genesis agreed … Continue reading Wind energy in New Zealand: Waverley Wind Farm will have 31 wind turbines

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Vestas to strengthen Mercury’s renewable portfolio by delivering its first wind power asset

New Zealand-based electricity generator and retailer Mercury has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Vestas for the 119 MW Turitea Wind Farm. The project will be Mercury’s first wind asset globally, adding a new source of renewable generation to its current hydro and geothermal renewable portfolio. The Turitea Wind Farm is situated at … Continue reading Vestas to strengthen Mercury’s renewable portfolio by delivering its first wind power asset

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New wind farm planned for Mercury New Zealand

Mercury New Zealand (ASX:MCY) will build the first 33 of 60 wind turbines at Turitea near Palmerston North, a key milestone in New Zealand’s renewable energy development. Mercury’s Chief Executive, Fraser Whineray, says that current market conditions indicate that new renewable energy capacity is required for New Zealand. The 119 megawatt wind farm will generate … Continue reading New wind farm planned for Mercury New Zealand

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