Iberdrola obtains the preliminary license for an offshore wind project in Australia

Iberdrola has obtained prior authorization for an offshore wind farm, Aurora Green, which, if all permits are granted, could involve an investment of more than 6 billion euros.
Chris Bowen, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, has announced the intention to grant the subsidiary of the Spanish company an offshore feasibility license for its Aurora Green project off the coast of Gippsland, Victoria.

The granting of the license is subject to consultation with Aboriginal people under the Australian Native Title Act. The company welcomed the opportunity to work collaboratively with First Nations people to ensure the benefits of Australia’s energy transition are shared by all stakeholders.
The Aurora Green offshore wind farm has been in the analysis phase for almost three years. The proposed license area can accommodate up to 3GW of offshore capacity, with all turbines located more than 25km off the Gippsland coast.

With an operational life of at least 30 years, Aurora Green Energy will make a critical contribution to Victoria’s energy transition by providing replacement capacity to Victoria’s aging, inflexible coal-fired generators.