The Hunter is set to become the state's newest renewable energy zone with three of the region's MPs lining up to ensure the necessary legislation is passed next week.
The National's Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen, Labor's Swansea MP Yasmin Catley and independent Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper have each tabled amendments to the government's Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill, which is due to be debated on Tuesday.
The Central West, New England and South West NSW have already been declared as renewable energy zones as part of the government's renewable energy infrastructure roadmap.
The roadmap aims to encourage $32 billion worth of private spending on renewable technology over 20 years, with incentives for energy businesses to set up in the renewable energy zones.
The Hunter's highly skilled workforce, proximity to major power transmission infrastructure and portfolio of existing and potential renewable projects make it a logical renewable zone.