Registrations of interest open for Australia's largest REZ

The New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) is one step closer to completion today, with the registrations of interest (ROI) process open to interested energy infrastructure projects.

New England Highway near Glen Innes, NSW.

Energy and Environment Minister, Matt Kean said the NSW Government has committed $78.9 million to support the development of the New England REZ which is set to become Australia's largest.

"The New England REZ is a fundamental part of our Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap and we expect it will deliver up to 8,000 megawatts of new capacity, $10.7 billion in private investment, around 830 operational jobs and 1250 construction jobs to the local economy," Mr Kean said.

"Now is the time for all energy infrastructure proponents to register their interest as we take the first vital steps to deliver the New England Renewable Energy Zone."

The ROI will provide vital information for the planning of the REZ including the estimated investment value, location and types of projects looking to connect.

Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall said New England has some of the best natural energy resources in the country.

"The ROI will help ensure the design and delivery of the REZ reflects the unique features of our region, and protects our precious local assets, such as our highly productive agricultural land," Mr Marshall said.

The New England REZ is a fundamental part of the NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap. The Roadmap is expected to deliver $32 billion in private investment, 6300 construction and 2800 ongoing jobs, mostly in regional NSW.

The call for registrations of interest in the New England REZ will close on Friday 16 July 2021. For more information on the New England REZ and the ROI go to: Renewable Energy Zones