A $8 billion project proposed for the Gippsland coastline would be Australia’s first offshore windfarm.
Offshore Energy has proposed a 250 turbine project around 25 kilometres off the Gippsland Coast to be called the Star of the South, designed to generate around 8000 GWh of clean energy each year.
This would provide around 18 percent of Victoria’s energy needs and generate enough power for 1.2 million homes.
The windfarm woudl cover an area of almost 600 square kilometres.
Victorian Energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the project would drive down energy prices and said the Government, which has a renewable energy target of 40 percent by 2025, was supportive of the project in principle.
Offshore Energy has embarked on a three year feasbility plan.