The aim of this web site is to provide information on the Horowhenua Energy Farm. You will also find general wind farm information in the FAQ section and latest updates in the News section.
Horowhenua Energy Ltd (HEL) has been working since late 2006 to contribute to the challenge of cost effective long term energy supply and climate change by developing a utility scale wind farm approximately 9kms north east of Shannonin the Horowhenua District, approximately an hours drive north of Wellington, New Zealand. The project can accommodate up to 30-40 2.0-3.0MW sized wind turbine generators plus associated equipment. The project will help meet the North Islands need for electricity as well as increasing the security of supply in the Electra Lines supply area.
The proposed site of the Horowhenua Energy Wind Farm is located on the ridgeline shown on the map opposite. The site is off Victoria Road which is off Makerua Road approximately 6kms south east of Tokomaru and 9kms north east of Shannon. Each turbine would be up to 125 metres high to the tip of the blade. The tower and nacelle is expected to be between 65 and 80m high, and the blades up to 45m long. The electricity produced can be supplied directly into either the Electra Lines Shannon substation or the dual circuit 220kV or 110kV transmission lines which pass through and directly in front of the site. There may be a short overhead transmission line to connect the wind farm.