The Brazilian government has issued a decree laying down rules for offshore wind that was hailed as a “historic moment” by the wind industry in Latin America’s largest country.

The decree, which will take force on 15 June, assigns planning and permitting competencies to several ministries and government bodies, and foresees that the ministry of mines and energy will hold public consultations with interested parties before offshore wind auctions are staged.

The regulation doesn’t yet lay down volumes or time frames for tenders for wind at sea, however.