Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Genesis Energy has been granted resource consent for its proposed Castle Hill wind farm. At a potential 858 MW, Castle Hill would be the biggest wind farm in the country, and our second-largest power station; if constructed, it would double our total wind generation in one hit, and put us 5% closer to our "90% renewables by 2030" target.

Unfortunately, they're not planning to actually build the thing for a few more years. But its good to have in the pipeline.