ChanceryGreen acts for Mighty River Power in respect of its Puketoi Wind Farm, which consists of up to 53 wind turbines located in the Puketoi Ranges, near Palmerston North. Resource consent was granted by a joint council hearing panel in June 2012, and appeals in respect of that decision are currently before the Environment Court.
The Puketoi site was selected in particular for its outstanding wind resource, and its proximity to existing infrastructure, including Mighty River Power's first consented wind farm at Turitea.
Once constructed, the Puketoi Wind Farm will have an installed capacity of between 159 and 326 MW, depending on turbine selection. It will generate up to 1,272 GW per year, which is sufficient electricity for 160,000 homes.