The latest on Turitea

A page for locals to stay updated, find out about meetings and more.

The next Community Liaison Group meetings are on 12 February and 1 April. Make sure you're signed up for emails to get the latest updates and meeting locations.
 
Announcement wind generation

Updates and news


We're comitted to keeping everyone informed as we get under way with the development at Turitea. We'll be keeping this page updated with what's happening. We'll be adding content regularly, so check back again soon.
 
Community liaison group

Community liaison group

Get all the latest information from the Turitea Community Liaison Group (CLG) including meeting summaries and presentations. 
 
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Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

View the Terms of Reference for more information.
 
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Greens Road Upgrade

Greens Road Upgrade

View the Greens Road Letter to residents.
 
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Reports and plans

Reports and plans

Access all the latest consent documents and maps so you're up to date.
 
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The Announcement

The Announcement

Check out our announcement on the Turitea Wind Farm development and see what our CE had to say about this exciting development.
 
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Board of inquiry

Board of inquiry

Read more about the Board of Inquiry in 2008 that reviewed our proposal for the wind farm.
 
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Our journey to Turitea

This journey started 15 years ago when we committed to a strategy of adding wind generation to our portfolio of renewable generation assets. Here are some of the key milestones along the way.

2019.

Agreement is signed to commence works on the first 33 turbines.

2007.

Good news is in from the monitoring efforts and we start talking to locals, council, and iwi.

2011.

The Board of Inquiry grants consents for a 60 turbine project at Turitea.

2006.

Wind monitoring equipment is installed at the location to assess viability.

2009.

The Board of Inquiry begins its hearing on the consent application. 

2004.

Mercury creates a wind strategy and 12 months later, establishes a wind team.

The awesome foursome


With the addition of our Turitea wind farm, we'll soon be the only energy company in New Zealand with the awesome foursome of renewable energy generation.
Wind

Wind

We're looking forward to bringing wind generation at Turitea into the mix as we work towards New Zealand's low carbon future.
 
More about wind
Hydro

Hydro

We have 9 hydro stations on the Waikato River. These stations are powered by water and output can be changed quickly and efficiently.

More about hydro
Geothermal

Geothermal

We have 5 geothermal stations through the central North Island. Base-load geothermal runs at full capacity about 95% of the time.

More about geo
Solar

Solar

Mercury's solar farm and R+D Centre sits on the site of the former gas-fired Southdown power station to help us learn more about this energy source.

More about solar