New South Wales government unveils renewable energy map to aid investment into Australia

The New South Wales (NSW) government has launched a renewable energy map to help drive investment into the Australian state.

The NSW Renewable Energy Resource Map provides renewable energy project developers with free access to geospatial data and information on the state’s renewable energy resources and highlights more than 201 sites across NSW.

The application is apparently the first comprehensive renewable energy resource map covering the entire state, detailing its resources potential and detailing existing infrastructure for solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy, hydropower and marine resources.

Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, Anthony Roberts said the project will allow greater investment opportunities for the renewable energy sector in NSW.

“By identifying and promoting our renewable energy resource base, we are giving investors, contractors, market researchers, planners and academics the information they need to scope out opportunities to invest in our state,” Roberts said.

The GreenPower Connect initiative, aimed at meeting the needs of large energy purchasers, will also launch across the state.

GreenPower Connect supports investment in new largescale renewable energy projects by allowing large purchasers of renewable energy to directly link with new cost effective projects.

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