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2008-10-07 15:00:36

By CHAPMAN, Katie While Palmerston North City Council has walked a tightrope between commercial imperatives and local loyalties over the past four years, Mighty River Power's stance has always been clear - they want to generate electricity and make money. Civic reporter Katie Chapman found out the State Owned Enterprise's views on the issues. - ------------------- We need electricity. Wind can create electricity. Mighty River Power (MRP) can harvest wind. Simple? That's the way it...

2008-09-15 00:00:00

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/1367ce/analyzing_wind_pow) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Wind Power in New Zealand" report to their offering. As of early 2008, wind power in New Zealand has an installed capacity of 321 MW, nearly double the 2006 capacity. Wind power now provides enough electricity to meet the needs of 145,000 New Zealand households, and supplies approximately 2.5% of the country's electricity demand. A further 172.6 MW of...

2008-09-06 15:00:16

By WEIR, James CONTACT ENERGY has filed a resource consent application with Tararua District Council for a 177-megawatt wind farm southeast of Dannevirke, and more wind farms may be built on the same hill range. The 65 turbines would each be 150 metres high -- 100 metres to the top of the hub and blades of 50 metres -- the standard size for modern wind turbines. The hub is about the height of Wellington's tallest office towers. Such turbines are visible 50 kilometres away, though they...

2008-09-01 12:00:18

Contact Energy, a diversified and integrated energy company, has filed resource consent applications with the Tararua District Council for its 177MW Waitahora wind farm located southeast of Dannevirke, New Zealand. Located on part of the Puketoi Range, the Waitahora wind farm will contain up to 65 turbines and will generate enough renewable electricity to power around 86,000 homes per year. David Baldwin, CEO of Contact Energy, said: "The site has a good wind resource and is very remote,...

2008-08-29 15:00:48

By STEEMAN, Marta Christchurch turbine-maker Windflow Technology is taking on more responsibility in the proposed Long Gully wind farm project in Wellington. Its shareholders have voted on the agreement between Windflow and state-owned Mighty River Power (MRP) in which Windflow will take on the project management in addition to supplying and commissioning around 20 turbines for MRP, one of the three big state power companies. Windflow will also be responsible for resource consent...

2008-08-27 06:00:29

Contact Energy, a diversified energy company, has welcomed the New Zealand environment minister's intention to call in the company's resource consent application for its proposed Hauauru ma raki wind farm in New Zealand. The proposed 540MW Hauauru ma raki wind farm project will be located on isolated farmland to the south of Port Waikato. Located close to the demand centers of Hamilton and Auckland, the project is expected to provide enough renewable electricity to power around 180,000...

2008-08-17 21:00:48

By DUFF, Michelle The Puketoi ranges in the Tararua could be the location for a new wind farm if plans by Contact Energy to build up to 65 turbines are approved. The ranges, east of Pahiatua, have been pinpointed by the company for a 177- megawatt wind farm, with the potential to power about 86,000 homes. The $500 million wind farm brings the number of proposed farms on the ranges to two, with state-owned Mighty River Power beginning to wind-test for a 200-megawatt farm earlier this...

2008-07-18 15:00:30

By MILLER, Grant Company is to seek consents for up to 131 turbines. ------------- ------- Mighty River Power plans to build up to 131 wind turbines in Palmerston North's Turitea Reserve and on neighbouring properties. The state-owned company confirmed yesterday it will seek resource consents for the wind farm, which could potentially generate up to 360 megawatts of electricity for the national grid, enough to power 150,000 houses. Consistent wind speeds at the northern end of the...

2008-07-01 15:00:00

By WATT, Emily A PLANNED third wind farm could take the number of turbines dotting Wellington's wind-swept outer hills to more than 140 -- together providing enough electricity to power every home in the city when operating at full capacity. The proposal, which has yet to receive resource consent, would place between 20 and 50 New Zealand-made turbines in Long Gully, which runs south behind the Brooklyn wind turbine in Wellington. State-owned Mighty River Power has signed a deal with...

2008-07-01 15:00:48

By LAW, Tina STATE-OWNED electricity generator Mighty River Power will pay about $7 million for a 20 per cent stake in listed Christchurch's Windflow Technology, which plans to build a small wind farm at Long Gully in Wellington. The announcement pushed Windflow shares up 38.3 per cent, or $1.15, to close at $4.15. In May, Windflow Technology chairman Barrie Leay strongly criticised New Zealand's electricity generators, including Meridian Energy and Genesis Energy, for snubbing...


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