Harnessing Australia’s offshore wind for a clean energy future

The Blue Economy CRC will host its second public webinar on Wednesday 21st October from 3-4pm AEST.

The webinar, Harnessing Australia’s offshore wind for a clean energy future is presented by Erin Coldham, Chief Development Officer and Naomi Campbell, Development Director of Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project.

Proposed to be located off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria, it has the potential to generate up to 2.2 GW of capacity, powering 1.8 million homes and around 20 per cent of Victoria’s electricity needs.

The project is in the feasibility phase with a range of site investigations underway since November 2019, including wind and wave monitoring, marine mammal and bird surveys, fish studies and seabed mapping.

As Erin Coldham, Chief Development Officer states,

“Offshore wind is one of the world’s fastest-growing energy technologies – capturing ocean winds to power millions of homes while reinvigorating local regional economies through jobs and investment. We’re looking forward to sharing with you more about Australia’s first offshore wind project – Star of the South – and how this exciting project is progressing.”

Facilitated by our Offshore Renewable Energy Systems Project Leader, Dr Mark Hemer, the webinar will detail more about this exciting project and what’s involved in progressing offshore wind in Australia.

Registrations are now open.

Visit the webinar event page for more information, speaker bios and to register. The webinar will be made available via our website for those who cannot attend.