Renewable energy resources map of NSW page 1

Renewable energy resources map of NSW page 2

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy obtained from natural resources that can be constantly replenished.

This map shows the sources of renewable energy in NSW – sunlight, wind, waves, biomass, water and heat from the Earth. It also shows small-scale solar and pumped hydro information and the renewable energy project pipeline. Renewable energy sources have been used by people for centuries to provide heat or mechanical energy.

Beginning in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, we have developed technologies to harness these sustainable, inexhaustible and low-emission sources to generate electricity. They will play an increasingly important role in electricity generation throughout the 21st century.

With abundant world-class renewable energy resources, New South Wales is well placed to make this transition.

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NSW Energy MixAbout this map

This map was produced by the Geological Survey of New South Wales. First released in 2016 and updated in November 2017 and January 2019, the map comprehensively documents NSW potential and existing infrastructure for solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy, hydro and wave resources. It also shows small-scale solar and pumped hydro information and the renewable energy project pipeline.

This product is designed to be an informative tool enabling the community to easily identify and understand the renewable energy and resource potential of the state.

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To request print copy email geoscience.products@geoscience.nsw.gov.au

Download project data and metadata

The Renewables energy resources map of NSW project data is available for download from DIGS (Product no. 9197).

Download the map's base layers metadata from this website.

Referencing

The map should be referenced as follows:

Carter P.J. & Gammidge L.C. (compilers) 2019. Renewable energy map of New South Wales (3rd edition). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Maitland.

Copyright

This work (with the exception of the Government Coat of Arms, any government owned trade-mark, logo or brand and third party content) is licensed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Attribution must be given in this form: © State of New South Wales through NSW Department of Planning and Environment 2019.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this publication is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of compilation (2019). However, because of advances in knowledge, users are reminded of the need to ensure that information upon which they rely is up to date.

NSW Department of Planning and Environment takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of any information in the map (including, without limitation, any of the information provided by third parties) nor for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of links or references to information sources (including Internet sites) with regard to the map.

While all reasonable care has been taken in the compilation, to the extent permitted by law, NSW Department of Planning and Environment and the State of New South Wales and its employees and agents exclude all liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information, or for any injury, loss, or damage whatsoever (including without limitation liability for negligence and consequential losses) suffered by any person acting, or purporting to act in reliance upon anything contained herein.