Onshore wind capacity accounted for 9.5% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded onshore wind capacity of 774GW. This is expected to contribute 13.1% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 1,618GW. Of the total global onshore wind capacity, 0.11% is in New Zealand. Listed below are the five largest active onshore wind power plants by capacity in New Zealand, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global onshore wind power segment. Buy the latest onshore wind power plant profiles here.
The Tararua is a 160.98MW onshore wind power project located in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1999. The project was developed by Tilt Renewables. Mercury NZ own the project. Buy the profile here.
2. West Wind
The 142.60MW West Wind onshore wind power project is located in Wellington, New Zealand. Meridian Energy has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2009. The project is owned by Meridian Energy. Buy the profile here.
3. Waipipi Wind Farm
The Waipipi Wind Farm is a 133.30MW onshore wind project. Mercury NZ owns the project. It was commissioned in 2021. The project was developed by Tilt Renewables. It is located in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. Buy the profile here.
4. Te Apiti
The Te Apiti onshore wind project with a capacity of 90.75MW came online in 2004. The project was developed by Meridian Energy. Meridian Energy have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. Buy the profile here.
5. Te Uku
The Te Uku has been operating since 2011. The 64.40MW onshore wind project is located in Waikato, New Zealand. The project has been developed by Meridian Energy; WEL Networks. Meridian Energy have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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