The renewable energy sector covers the generation of electricity through renewable sources such as water and wind. Tasmania has a natural competitive advantage in renewable energy, with its proven hydro and wind resources and emerging ocean, geothermal and biomass resources. Tasmania also has significant existing renewable energy research, industry and government knowledge and capabilities.
Priorities for the renewable energy sector include:
- facilitating development of distributed/embedded generation projects including wind, mini-hydro and biomass technologies in particular
- harnessing renewable energy based on Tasmania's endowment of residues from the agriculture and forestry industries.