The Dominion Post
Wind farm on cards
A wind farm granted resource consent in 2005 may finally get off the ground with Meridian Energy seeking interest from potential contractors this month. The state-owned electricity company holds two resource consents to build wind farms on neighbouring sites on Maungahururu Range, about 34km northwest of Napier. The consents were issued in 2005 to Hawke’s Bay Wind Farm and Unison Networks for up to 32 turbines and 15 turbines respectively. The consents were purchased by Meridian in 2010 and 2011, and combined as one site. A Meridian spokeswoman said the registration of interest (ROI) process would identify the availability of potential contractors.