Waipipi Wind Farm is a 133.3MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in March 2021. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Tilt Renewables and is currently owned by Mercury NZ.

The project generates 433GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 65,000 households, offsetting 250,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The project has 95m high towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in March 2021.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Genesis Energy under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years from 2021. The contracted capacity is 133.3MW.

Contractors involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 31 units of SWT130 – 4.3MW turbines, each with 4.3MW nameplate capacity.

Waverley Wind Farm is the O&M contractor for the wind power project.

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About Tilt Renewables

Tilt Renewables Ltd, a subsidiary of Mercury NZ Ltd, is an electricity generation company. It produces electricity with the wind turbine technology. The company's project portfolio includes Rye Park Wind Farm, Tararua Wind Farm, Mahinerangi Wind Farm, Snowtown Wind Farm, Blayney Wind Farm, Crookwell Wind Farm, Waipipi Wind Farm and Dysart Solar Farm, among others. Its The Dundonnell Wind Farm project is located twenty three kilometers north-east of Mortlake, in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. It operates in New Zealand and Australia.The company is headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

This content was updated on 10 July 2024

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