Operating and maintenance costs for wind farms using large turbines were up to 4 per cent of the project price, he said. Project West Wind cost $440 million, meaning the running costs would be over $17 million a year.
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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.