Kaihiku Wind Farm

Status: In development 

Location: Near Balclutha/Clinton in the Lower South Island 

Max capacity: 300 MW (estimate) 

Max annual output: 1050 GWh (estimate) 

This project is a partnership between Pioneer Energy (Alexandra) and Manawa Energy (Tauranga). Both partners are committed to delivering new renewable electricity projects to meet New Zealand’s increasing demand for electricity and help the country meet its climate change goals. We are investigating the feasibility of a wind farm located near Balclutha in South Otago.

Located approximately 7km from Clinton and 12km from Balclutha in South Otago. The estimated capacity of the wind farm is 300 megawatts, depending on constraints mapping, resource consents and wind turbine technology. If built, it would generate enough electricity to power around 135,000 households.

Please visit www.kaihikuwindfarm.co.nz to learn all about Kaihiku Wind Farm.