Ge­n­e­sis gets the nod for big­gest wind farm

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New Zealand’s largest wind farm has been given the go-ahead – but it’s un­likely to be built for a while.

This month the En­vi­ron­ment Court granted con­sent for Ge­n­e­sis En­ergy’s Cas­tle Hill Wind Farm, north of Master­ton.

The con­sent al­lows for 286 tur­bines, with a ca­pac­ity of up to 860 megawatts in to­tal – enough to power 370,000 house­holds.

The pro­ject brings the amount of con­sented re­new­able elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion ca­pac­ity to over 4000 megawatts, enough to meet al­most 30 years of de­mand.

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