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BA 649 - Written Assignmet #1 - Te_Apitiv-_Wind_Farm

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Running head: Te Apiti, New Zealand Wind Farm 1 Te Apiti, New Zealand Wind Farm Marsha L. V. Talbert Weaver Grantham University
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Te Apiti, New Zealand Wind Farm Abstract The Te Apiti Wind Farm, located in New Zealand, is a group of wind turbines owned and operated by Meridian Energy. It is located north of the Manawatu Gorge in the North Island of New Zealand. The wind turbine is used to produce electric power (electricity) to the New Zealand national grid. The wind farm consists of 55 turbines, each capable of generating 1.65 mega watts (MW) of energy, which can produce enough power for approximately 45,000 homes. The Te Apiti Wind Farm project was developed to aid New Zealand in diversifying its energy sources as well as the mechanism for generating electricity. The project was the first of its kind in New Zealand to supply electricity directly into the National Grid. The wind farm provides an environmental use of wind power and will eliminate the use of fossil fuels (i.e., gas and coal) to generate electricity and reduces pollution associated with fossil fuels.
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