CWP Renewables to expand its Newcastle office, with numerous jobs going

CWP Renewables is expanding in Newcastle, as the company prepares to spend $1 billion on energy projects this year. The Newcastle office is set to grow from a team of 25 to more than 40.

CWP Renewables head of development Ed Mounsey said the company's "portfolio of advanced developments and upcoming pipeline means we've had to accelerate our growth plans".

The company is working on new projects in several NSW renewable energy zones.

"Newcastle is a natural base for our development team, as it's a vibrant regional hub centrally located to areas of NSW," Mr Mounsey said.

"The speed at which renewable energy and firming generation projects develop is set to increase to replace retiring coal-fired capacity.