Pacific Ocean off the Illawarra, NSW declared for offshore wind

Dept of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water

The Australian Government has declared an area in the Pacific Ocean off the Illawarra, New South Wales (NSW) between Wombarra and Kiama where offshore renewable energy, such as offshore wind, can be developed.

About 90% of Australia’s ageing coal fired power stations will close by 2035. We need to keep the lights on in our homes, businesses, and communities. Offshore wind offers a large scale, secure, reliable and clean energy source for our electricity network.

The declared area has the potential to generate up to 2.9 gigawatts of renewable wind energy.

That is enough to power 1.8 million homes.

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