What is offshore wind?

Offshore wind is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies globally, as it enables renewable energy generation at scale and complements other forms of renewable energy.

Across the world, offshore wind is expected to reach 1,000 GW by 2050, supporting decarbonisation targets across the world.

Offshore wind farms benefit from strong and more constant winds at sea, without  the constraints experienced onshore such as competing priorities   for land use and the visual impact of the turbines. Offshore wind farms use larger turbines, generating more energy than is possible onshore.

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Benefits of offshore wind

7 FP Renewable energy

Drive transition to reliable renewable energy

7 FP Investments

Reduce need for expensive firming and transmission investments

7 FP Generate power

Generate power when daily demand is high

7 FP Land availability

Less constrained by land availability

7 FP Large scale solution

Large-scale solution to increased power demand

7 FP More jobs

Offshore wind would support Taranaki’s transition away from emissions-heavy industries to a low carbon economy, while creating jobs for the community

7 FP Improved social licence

Improved social licence and less impact on communities

Offshore wind across the world

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, with its development arm Copenhagen Offshore Partners, is a global leader in renewable energy with a pipeline of approximately 30GW of offshore wind projects under development, construction and operation in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.

Learn more about CIP's pipeline

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