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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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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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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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