Harnessing offshore wind energy requires technically challenging work and many years of planning – this is how a windfarm is developed.
Catch up on all the news, including the initiation of a public consultation process on a new offshore wind zone, the Australian Wind Industry Summit introducing a new offshore stream, and the developments with OIR guidance and publications.
Australia's offshore wind industry continues to advance with the Hunter region being announced as the second area proposed for future offshore renewables development.
In October 2022, the OIR, DCCEEW and the Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner jointly convened a meeting of senior industry and government representatives in Melbourne.
Moves are underway to enable the development of a new Australian offshore renewable energy industry with the announcement of six proposed regions offering world-class offshore wind energy potential.
With the commencement of the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 (OEI Act) in June 2022, NOPSEMA will be officially established as the regulator for offshore renewables.