The allocation of rights to areas will be major decisions that require thorough processes and a solid decision basis, says Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru.
The Ministry expects that more stakeholders are preparing proposals for the impact assessment program. In addition to the guide on the application process, the Ministry assesses the need for changes in the Marine Energy Regulations. Any regulatory changes will be sent for consultation during the spring.
Offshore wind will be one of several topics to be addressed in the announced report to the Parliament on the long-term value creation of Norwegian energy resources.
Kilde: The Norwegian Government