Articles from New Zealand

Meridian appeals wind farm vote

But consent for the project will lapse later this month. For the extension to be granted, Meridian had to show it had made substantial progress or effort on the project, had approval from persons who might be adversely affected by its granting, and that it fitted with the objectives of Rangitikei's district plan.
19 May 2015

Wind farm project gets extra year

Meridian Energy has been given a further 12 months to start work on a proposed wind farm between Taihape and Waiouru. The company received resource consent in February 2009 for a 52-turbine project called Central Wind. A condition of the consent was that the company had five years to start work on the project.
1 Mar 2014

It's 'when' not 'if'

Speculation that plans to establish a wind farm near Moawhango will go ahead now that Meridian Energy has dropped plans for a wind farm in Central Otago have been quashed.
1 Feb 2012

Costs could drive up Meridian prices

It has not committed to its next generation project in New Zealand. But it was likely to be one of two projects that have already gained consent, or another near to getting consent. Meridian has a consent for the 120MW Central Wind project, near Waiouru, and for a project in Hawke's Bay which could be up to 127MW.
24 Feb 2011

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