Blueskin Energy Limited
Blueskin Energy Limited (BEL) is a social enterprise established by the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust (BRCT) to develop our Blueskin Turbine, New Zealand's first community-led wind development.
We are working through the Environment Court to allow development of our Blueskin Wind Farm.
We now propose to construct and operate a single 3MW wind turbine at Blueskin Bay, to the north of Dunedin, Otago. Our aim is a positive impact small-scale renewable electricity development that will generate more than 7GWh annually. It will connect into the local network. We aim to eliminate the cost, complexity, interdependencies, and inefficiencies associated with transmission and distribution from distant generation, and provide a vehicle for community development. Our Blueskin Turbine aims to be a great visual reminder of our goal of creating local climate solutions and a great way to shine a light on the possibilities of a green future!
Over time, we hope our Blueskin Turbine will become the centrepiece of a decentralised local electricity marketplace transparently connecting local generation with local consumers, and returning power to the people.
We have been humbled by the support we’ve received, in generous donations, financial assistance, volunteer effort and incredible pro bono contributions. We are investing for the future in a project that will reduce greenhouse gas emission and build local resilience. We hope our blueprint will inspire community action throughout New Zealand/Aotearoa and help us build a society that maintains, replenishes and grows our natural commons.
Click here for detailed information on the resource consent process and information and click here for the appeal document.
Tel: 03 4822048
Office 1121 Mt. Cargill Road, Waitati
Project information links:
The Otago Daily Times featured our project:
Listen to a Radio NZ feature on the project here:
A short video outlining the construction process for a wind turbine can be found at
Listen to a Radio NZ feature about the resource consent process: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201791501/submissions-split-on-nz's-first-community-windfarm