Large areas within NSW have excellent wind resources by international standards and many of the best sites are located near existing electricity grid infrastructure.

There is strong interest in the development of wind energy projects in NSW, with wind energy projected to remain the most economical form of large-scale renewable energy over the next decade.

Community and industry have provided strong feedback in relation to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment Draft NSW Wind Farm Planning Guidelines PDF (609 KB PDF) through an extensive consultation process. To find out about major wind farm proposals near you, visit the NSW Planning & Environment website External link.

  • Wind resources

    Download a map showing modelled onshore and offshore mean annual wind speed data, and the location and capacity of operating wind farms. Learn about wind energy and how is it used in NSW.

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  • Wind farms

    Wind energy is a key part of the NSW energy mix and wind farms bring many benefits to regional communities. Download a fact sheet that provides an overview of the NSW wind industry and planning guidelines, and addresses some of the community concerns.

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  • Connecting small scale turbines

    In NSW, customers who consume energy can connect wind turbines with capacity of up to 10 kilowatts to the electricity grid. Find out what you need to do to connect a small scale wind turbine to connect to the electricity grid in NSW.

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