Offshore wind - time line

In June 2020, the Solberg government opened two offshore areas for renewable energy production; Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II in June 2021, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy undertook a public consultation allowing for comment on the Offshore Energy Act and the Offshore Energy Regulations. The consultation also included a draft of the offshore energy guidance note. The Ministry is currently assessing the consultation comments.

  • 2020

    • Norway opens offshore areas for wind power (12 June 2020)

      The offshore areas Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II were opened for wind power production.

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  • 2021

    • Award of acreage and opening of new areas for offshore wind in Norway (11 June 2021)

      The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy put out several proposals for public consultation regarding development of offshore wind in Norway. The consultation was held in conjunction with the White Paper ‘Putting Energy to Work’.

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