The Meridian Energy White Hill Wind Farm
- The White Hill Wind Farm is the second wind farm Meridian have developed in New Zealand, and the first one to be developed in the South Island.
- It is located 6km south east of Mossburn, and covers an area approximately 8km by 3km.
- The wind at White Hill is considered to have very good speed and consistency making it the ideal wind farm site.
- There are 29 wind turbines at White Hill.
- Construction of the wind farm took 17 months, beginning in March 2006.
- The White Hill Wind Farm was officially opened on 8th June 2007 by the then Prime Minister, Helen Clark.
- White Hill wind farm generates enough electricity for 30,000 average-sized homes.
Did You Know?
- Three of the White Hill Turbines have time capsules planted in their bases from the local schools they overlook – Mossburn Primary School’s is in turbine 25, Lumsden Primary School’s is in turbine 47, and Dipton Primary School’s is in turbine 55.
- When the wind speed doubles, the power available for generation increases eight times.
- Including the blades, each turbine is 107 metres tall.
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