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Wind Energy in New Zealand

New Zealand is ideally situated to generate significant amounts of electricity from the wind. Our location directly across the path of the prevailing westerly winds provides an excellent wind resource.

There are several regions with an average wind speed above 10 m/s at wind turbine hub height. This map shows wind resources over the entire country mean annual wind speed is shown at a height of 10m above ground level (representing surface winds).



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