Development of connection points and shared transmission infrastructure for offshore wind developers in Gippsland and Portland to enable the first target of at least 2GW of offshore wind by 2032.
Early scoping by VicGrid.
Connecting around 5 GW of new offshore wind generation in Portland and Gippsland, providing a major new energy source that helps secure Victoria’s energy future. Government-led development will ensure that the investment reduces overall costs to consumers and impacts on local communities.
We will coordinate the development of a transmission solution that avoids multiple transmission lines overlapping the landscape from offshore wind projects.
A coordinated approach will reduce duplication, minimise impacts to regional communities hosting the new transmission, and avoid unnecessary energy costs for Victorian households and businesses.
VicGrid released the Offshore Wind Transmission Development and Engagement Roadmap in early 2023 that sets out a 4-phase approach for reaching preferred connection points and transmission corridors.
We’ll seek to partner with Traditional Owners as rights holders.
Communities and landowners in Gippsland and the Portland area will be at the heart of our work.
Visit Engage Victoria to learn more about the process for planning transmission to support offshore wind.