The Waipipi Wind Farm project is located approximately 6km south-east of Patea and 8km south-west of Waverley, in South Taranaki.
Maximum capacity: 133MW
Annual Output: 455 GWh
Location: 8km south-west of Waverley, South Taranaki
Investment: NZ $277 Million
Wind Turbine Type: Siemens Gamesa SWT130 4.3MW
Number of Turbines: 31
The Waipipi Wind Farm produces enough clean energy each year to power about 65,000 homes and save the emission of roughly 250,000 tonnes of carbon.
The wind farm has been designed and constructed in response to various environmental assessments – particularly those relating to visual amenity, natural character, coastal hazards, noise, ecology, avifauna and heritage matters.
A Waipipi Community Fund has been established to support organisations and projects that benefit the broader community around the wind farm by providing funding towards projects, goods or services.
Construction was completed on Waipipi Wind Farm in March 2021. The wind farm consists of 31 wind turbines connected to the Transpower 110kV network via a 11 kilometres of 110kV transmission line to the Waverley Substation.