Building a wind farm through Covid-19 and cyclones

Speaker: James Mear, Project Manager for Meridian Energy’s Harapaki wind farm

Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 6pm

Venue: Pacific Surf Club (26 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier )

Admission: Gold coin donation

Join us for an insightful session with James Mear, Project Manager for Meridian Energy’s Harapaki wind farm. Dive into the journey of constructing the second largest wind farm in Aotearoa, set to bolster Hawke’s Bay with unprecedented resiliency and security of supply. This 41-turbine project on the Maungaharuru Range showcases our commitment to renewable energy and a decarbonized economy. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the challenges and triumphs of building a greener future.

James Mear brings over two decades of expertise in managing significant capital projects globally, including the notable Watchman Road project. As a chartered civil engineer, his experience with Meridian Energy highlights a dedication to sustainable development. With Meridian’s portfolio of wind farms, hydro power stations, and solar arrays, James’s work exemplifies our journey towards a sustainable planet. Join him to explore the intricacies of developing renewable energy infrastructure that stands the test of time and nature.