Seventeen landowners in the Tararua District have signed an agreement with a power company enabling it to further investigate a potential windfarm site.
Mighty River Power wants to build a 200-Megawatt wind farm in the Puketoi Range, east of Pahiatua.
There are seven wind farms in New Zealand.
Phil Champion, who chairs the Puketoi landowners group, says landowners are pleased to have negotiated a development agreement with Mighty River.
The generator will install wind monitoring masts at sites along the range over the next year, which it will test for about 18 months.
24 March 2008
|Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding