The Global Wind Energy Council says that, while South Africa has strong onshore wind potential, it would nevertheless encourage domestic policymakers to begin creating the framework for an offshore wind industry given the country’s “excellent” offshore wind-energy potential. Engineering news reports that the World Bank Group’s 2019 ‘Going Global Report’, which assessed the technical potential for offshore wind-energy within 200 km of the coasts of eight developing countries, estimated South Africa’s technical offshore potential to be 646 GW with almost the country’s entire coastline as well as that of Namibia, which did not form part of the study, showing the highest potential with average wind speeds of over 7 m/s.