The Illawarra Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) has a proposed capacity of one gigawatt of renewable energy generation. The REZ will be located in the area surrounding Wollongong to Dapto and the Shellharbour LGA.
The Federal Government has announced a potential Commonwealth Offshore Wind Project off the coast of the Illawarra which may utilise the transmission infrastructure constructed as part of this REZ.
|Jun 2022||ROIs for generator and storage projects in the REZ opened.|
|Jul 2022||ROIs for generator and storage projects in the REZ closed.|
|Jun 2022||Registrations of Interest (ROIs) opened for renewable generation and storage projects in the REZ, closing on 22 July.|
|Aug 2022||The NSW Government revealed 44 registered projects, with the potential for 17 GW of energy generation and storage capacity.|
|Dec 2022||A draft declaration was placed on exhibition, closing on 6 February 2023.|
|Feb 2023||The REZ was formally declared by the NSW Minister for Energy, confirming the intended location and capacity.|
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Government resourcesFormal declaration