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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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Invelox technology could provide New Zealand with 100% renewable energy

New Zealand’s energy providers could scrap existing fossil fuel plant in the very near future by turning to new INVELOX wind generation according to Pacific Wind program manager Reza Sehdehi. After the November Paris Climate Change Agreement, global leaders have called on New Zealand to cut fossil fuel generation capacity faster than its 2020 target … Continue reading Invelox technology could provide New Zealand with 100% renewable energy

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Tararua Wind Farm – world record wind turbine output

Two of the thirty one Vestas V90 wind turbines operating at Trustpower’s Tararua wind farm have set a world record for their total output, producing 100,000,000 KWh of electricity. These turbines are less than halfway through their design life.   This is a world first for any Vestas turbine. The V90-3MW machines used at Tararua … Continue reading Tararua Wind Farm – world record wind turbine output

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530 MW of new geothermal energy capacity came on line in 2013, bringing total global capacity to 12 GW

Geothermal resources provide energy in the form of electricity and direct heating and cooling, totalling an estimated 600 PJ (167 TWh) in 2013. Geothermal electricity generation is estimated to be a little less than half of the total final geothermal output, at 76 TWh, with the remaining 91 TWh (328 PJ) representing direct use. Some … Continue reading 530 MW of new geothermal energy capacity came on line in 2013, bringing total global capacity to 12 GW

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New Zealand, EU push ahead with renewable energy initiatives in Pacific

A joint New Zealand-European Union (EU) mission will tour four Pacific island countries this week to assess progress on renewable energy projects, New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced Tuesday. The tour follows up on the Pacific Energy Summit in New Zealand in March last year and the launch of the European Union-New Zealand … Continue reading New Zealand, EU push ahead with renewable energy initiatives in Pacific

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New Zealand Wind Energy Conference

The fundamentals of the electricity sector have remained the same for around 100 years. However, in the same way the Boeing 747 created a new pattern of international travel, new electricity technology is about to create unpredictable upheaval within …Planning for a Safe Future at NZ Wind Energy Conference The fundamentals of the electricity sector … Continue reading New Zealand Wind Energy Conference

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The Mill Creek wind farm will have 26 wind turbines in NZ

Meridian Energy will soon be transporting big components of wind turbines along city roads to the Ohariu Valley for its Mill Creek wind farm. It’s a different scenario from when the company was building its wind farm at Makara. At that time, Meridian built a wharf and all the components for the 62 wind turbines … Continue reading The Mill Creek wind farm will have 26 wind turbines in NZ

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Genesis Energy gets approval for New Zealand’s largest wind farm

A statement from Genesis Energy said it had no immediate plans to start construction after the country’s Environment Court confirmed resource consents for 286 turbines with a potential total generating capacity of 860 megawatts. Genesis Energy chief executive Albert Brantley said in the statement that sustainable energy options of the scale of the proposed Castle … Continue reading Genesis Energy gets approval for New Zealand’s largest wind farm

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Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed today’s Environment Court decision to grant consents for what could be the largest wind farm project in New Zealand. Genesis Energy’s Castle Hill project allows for 286 turbines, generating up to 860 megawatts of renewable electricity in an area north of Masterton and east of Eketahuna. This … Continue reading NZ

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New Zealand Wind Energy: Hurunui wind farm consented

The New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) congratulates Meridian Energy on receiving consent for its proposed Hurunui Wind Farm in North Canterbury. The project was approved by the Environment Court earlier this week. “It is evident from the decision that the Court has given careful consideration to the full range of issues raised by the … Continue reading New Zealand Wind Energy: Hurunui wind farm consented

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Wind Farm Installed In Central Wellington

Today at midday, young campaigners set up a mock 16-turbine wind farm at Midland Park in Wellington, handed out flyers and chatted with passersby about New Zealand’s opportunities for a clean energy future. The action was part of the week-long, nationwide launch of a campaign called 100% Possible – spreading the message that moving New … Continue reading Wind Farm Installed In Central Wellington

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New Zealand expertise to help with geothermal energy development in Chile

GNS Science is taking its geothermal energy expertise to Chile next week where it will run workshops in computer modelling of geothermal fields for the geothermal industry in Chile. The Chileans have asked for the two three-day workshops to learn to use a New Zealand-developed three-dimensional modelling software that improves the efficiency of developing and … Continue reading New Zealand expertise to help with geothermal energy development in Chile

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