A second area may be set to open for offshore wind projects, opening up further opportunities in Australia
The Australian Government has announced the opening of consultation rounds for the Hunter area, off the coast of New South Wales. The Minister of Climate Change and Energy is seeking feedback on the proposed area, to assess whether the area is suitable for offshore wind development. The area is the second development zone proposed for offshore wind projects, with the Gippsland area of the coast of Victoria opening for Feasibility Licenses in January. Several developers have previously proposed projects in the Hunter area, including Bluefloat Energy and Energy Estate’s 1650 MW Hunter Coast and OceanEX Energy and Equinor’s 2000 MW Novocastrian. The consultation period will run until 28 April.
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