Wind expert blasts Te Uku plan


The proposed Te Uku wind farm has come under attack from a man who spent many years designing such projects.

Sean Cox, who has lived directly upwind of the farm site at Aotea Harbour for 15 years, is an aerodynamicist with extensive background in wind research and wind farm construction.

Yesterday he rubbished the Wel Networks project as “all fluff and nonsense” at the application hearing in Ngaruawahia.

As a result of Mr Cox’s evidence, the commissioners were to convene earlier than expected today to put a host of questions to Wel Networks. Mr Cox presented a withering but engaging dissection of the 28-turbine Te Uku proposal’s rationale, the science behind its operation and its presumed benefits.

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