Power to the people? Wind generated community electricity

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 23 March 2018

Two community groups are hoping to generate wind-powered electricity, amidst calls for changes to make it easier to do so. Investigations into a wind turbine project to supply energy to Blueskin Bay, north of Dunedin, have been in place for at least nine years. Meanwhile, in Paekakariki, north of Wellington, there's an investigation into supplying renewable energy at a cheaper rate. But should such projects, be given any greater weight than others ? Kathryn Ryan speaks with Scott Willis from Blueskin Energy, Paekakariki Community Trust's Murray Williams, and Grenville Gaskell who's the chief executive of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association.