State of Victoria Joins Global Offshore Wind Alliance

Victoria Aims for 9 GW of Offshore Wind Capacity by 2040

The State of Victoria has joined the Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA), becoming the first sub-national member of the organization. GOWA is a collaboration of governments, businesses, and other stakeholders working to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind power around the world.

Victoria is a leading player in the Australian offshore wind market, with plans to develop up to 9 GW of capacity by 2040. The state’s membership in GOWA will give it access to resources and expertise from other markets, helping it to achieve its ambitious goals.

“Victoria’s application to join the Global Offshore Wind Alliance as the first sub-national member is testament to our world leading offshore wind targets and unmatched natural wind resources,” said Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources. “We look forward to working with our partner countries and organisations to support the acceleration and delivery of offshore wind energy in the APAC region and across the globe.”

Pernille Dahler Kardel, Danish Ambassador to Australia, said, “We are happy to welcome the state of Victoria onboard as the first subnational government to join GOWA. This truly strengthens the multi-stakeholder nature of the alliance, which brings together a wide range of stakeholders in order to accelerate offshore wind deployment globally through political mobilisation and the creation of a global community of practice.”

Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, said, “This momentous announcement demonstrates that Australia’s ambition to become an offshore wind powerhouse runs from the federal government through to state governments and beyond. Ambition must be allied to action, and the collaborative approach shown by Australia’s government in supporting this application can be a model for action elsewhere.”

The Global Offshore Wind Alliance is a significant step forward for the global offshore wind industry. By bringing together governments, businesses, and other stakeholders, GOWA can help to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind power and make a significant contribution to the energy transition.