Turitea wind farm turbine


The Turitea Wind Farm is the largest wind farm in New Zealand. It is in the Tararua Ranges near Palmerston North.

At the time of commissioning, generation from the Turitea wind farm increased New Zealand’s renewable electricity generation by 2%.

Installed capacity: 221 MW

Investment *excludes capitalised interest: $465 M* 

Number of turbines: 60

Height from ground to tip of blade: 125 M

Annual output: 840 GWH

Wind Turbine Type: Vestas V112

Feedback or questions? Contact us at turiteawindfarm@mercury.co.nz or call us 0800 201 520

The next Community Liaison Group meeting will take place in August 2024 at Turitea School, 208 Old West Road, Linton. Further details to be confirmed closer to the time.

Contact us if you’re interested in receiving a copy of any consents or management plans. 

There are 60 Vestas V112 wind turbines on the Turitea Wind Farm and a new 12km long transmission line connecting the wind farm, via two on-site substations, into the National Grid at Transpower’s Linton substation.

The transmission line operates at 220kV. It is constructed using monopoles to support the conductors over farmland, and traditional pylon towers in the Turitea Reserve.

You can view the original consent decision here

We worked closely with specialist ecologists during all stages of construction, including the original design to minimise the disturbance of indigenous vegetation and fauna where possible. We continue this mahi post-construction to ensure we are doing the right thing.