Tagged: Meridian Energy

TDB today: Smelt a rat - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 03, 2013

In my column for The Daily Blog this week, I dig into the tangled relationship between New Zealand’s electricity system, a multinational mining company, and the New Zealand government, and argue that radical reform of the electricity market would be beneficial for the country: If Rio Tinto Alcan pull the plug on Tiwai Point, a [...] … Read More

Offshore wind: a huge resource - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 28, 2012

Two wind energy items arrived in my inbox in close proximity recently. One was from the NZ Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) congratulating Meridian Energy on turning the first sod at Mill Creek wind farm in the Ohariu Valley north-west of Wellington. It’s a 60 megawatt farm of 26 turbines. The project will cost $169 million [...] … Read More

Another wind farm approved. - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 16, 2011

Bit by bit wind energy in New Zealand continues to make progress. It was announced today that the Environment Court has upheld resource consent for Meridian’s proposed Mill Creek wind farm in the Ohariu Valley north-west of Wellington. The decision grants approval for 26 of the 31 turbines applied for, resulting in a combined capacity [...] … Read More