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Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador set for Offshore Wind

4C Offshore | Mark Casey
By: Mark Casey 07/12/2023 Government of Canada
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Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on offshore wind to enable Newfoundland and Labrador to take the regulatory lead on offshore wind projects within its inland bays to enable the development of offshore wind projects in Newfoundland that will power Newfoundland’s economy forward.

The memorandum of understanding with the federal government identifies 16 bays as exclusive provincial jurisdiction, allowing the province to develop wind farms as though they were on land.

"This crucial federal-provincial agreement puts us in the driver's seat and will allow us to reap the majority benefit from the endless possibilities of the new green economy," said Premier Andrew Furey.

"With world-class wind resources and considerable geographic advantages, Newfoundland and Labrador has the potential to build a thriving offshore wind sector that will be well positioned to support both the growing demand for clean electricity and a globally competitive hydrogen export industry," said
Jonathan Wilkinson , Minister of Energy and Natural Resources  

“This MOU between the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador marks an important step toward catalyzing an offshore wind industry in the province. With a Regional Assessment of offshore wind underway, green hydrogen facilities under development and now this MOU, Newfoundland is laying a strong foundation for a locally driven offshore wind sector.”

”Marine Renewables Canada looks forward to working with both governments and its members throughout the offshore wind supply chain to advance this promising industry.” Elisa Obermann Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada.

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