Wind is a renewable and environmentally friendly energy source.
The hilly topography and long coastline of Aotearoa is well suited to wind energy generation. One of the main environmental impacts of wind generation on water quality and mahinga kai is related to the construction process involved in the establishment of a wind farm.
A key component to establishing a successful wind farm is the development of suitable roads capable of accommodating the significant weight of heavy industrial equipment to access the turbine sites. An area where a wind farm is built needs to have suitable geology for this kind of development.