The government hopes that approval of the project will provide greater security for the eventual transfer of maritime areas to companies. Power source can generate up to 200 gigawatts, estimates folder. The Ministry of Mines and Energy is intensifying work and intends to approve the offshore wind energy bill by the end of the year. Last week, minister Alexandre Silveira met with the proposal’s rapporteur, deputy Zé Vitor (PL-MG), to discuss the matter. The ministry’s expectation is that Congress’ approval will unlock the source’s potential in the country, of around 200 gigawatts (GW). The ministry must also map out a set of actions to improve the regulatory environment for energy generation from this source. This must be done by the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE). The government hopes that the approval of the bill can provide greater legal certainty for the transfer of areas to companies, in addition to better defining the role of each agent. Better known as “offshore wind”, this type of energy is generated through the installation of offshore wind farms, which have greater generation capacity than on land. By March, 74 requests to install parks had been made to Ibama. There is still no legal framework that addresses this source.