The aim of this web site is to provide information on the Barrells Road Wind Farm. You will also find general wind farm information in the FAQ section and latest updates in the News section.  

Project Overview


This potential site was identified in November 2002. Long Term Landowner arrangements for the potential development of a wind farm were concluded in May 2004. A 20 metre mast with anemometers was errected in June 2004. Approval has been secured from the Tararua District Council for a 50 metre mast and anemometers to be added in due course.

The proposed site is in prefeasibility phaes and its viability amongst other things is dependent on;

  • an assessment of the wind speed over the next 9-12 months to confirm initial wind speed predictions;


  • success with a tender for a pre allocation of Emission Reduction Units from the NZ Governments Project Mechanisms Tender currently underway; and


  • a connection agreement with local distribution network supplier - Powerco to embed the wind farms ouput in the 9 to 12 MW range.