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Te Uku Wind Farm

Meridian Energy's Te Uku Wind Farm, near Raglan in the Waikato, was opened in March 2011.

The wind farm has 28 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines, giving a combined capacity of 64.4 MW.

At 130 metres tall, the turbines are the tallest in New Zealand. The towers were made in South Korea, and the rest of the components, including the nacelle and the blades, were made in Denmark.

The wind farm was built as a partnership between community trust-owned electricity distribution company, WEL Networks, and Meridian Energy.

Company: Meridian Energy and WEL Networks

Capacity (MW): 64.4

Status: Operating

Start Year: 2011

Technology: Wind turbine

Fuel: Wind

Type of Turbine: 2.3MW Siemens

No. of Turbines: 28

Source of Information: NZ Wind Energy Association and WEL Networks web sites (October 2011)

Location

  • Van Houtte Road
    Te Uku, 3295
    New Zealand