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About ARENA

The energy sector is undergoing a profound and complex transformation as the shift to renewable energy gathers momentum.

Transitioning the electricity system to deal with an increasing share of renewables and different ways of operating is challenging, but it presents many opportunities to help businesses manage their energy costs as well as capture new sources of growth.

Electricity is only one component of the energy transition. Other sectors such as transport, heavy industry and the built environment are crucial in the pursuit of lower emissions and in ensuring Australia meets its international commitments.

There are many scenarios for the transition to a low emissions economy but technological development and innovation are part of almost every scenario.

Our expertise, deep understanding of the renewable energy sector and our willingness to fund innovative and ground-breaking projects mean we provide a pathway to commercialisation for many new technologies and businesses that would otherwise struggle to get off the ground or be potentially lost to overseas markets. We help them get on with the business of renewables.

At ARENA, we also actively identify and troubleshoot issues arising from the energy transition – from technological and commercial issues to regulatory and market barriers, and provide funding for projects that help solve these issues.

We undertake research and inform policy decisions, we bring together people from across the energy sector, government, startups and universities to collaborate with one another, and share their knowledge.

ARENA at a Glance

The scale of our investment nationally since 2012.

ARENA at a glance

Last updated 04 November 2019

ARENAWIRE Blogs

High tech home provides a glimpse of the future

Does your home have solar panels charging big banks of batteries, a sophisticated energy management system to coordinate smart appliances, and a point to charge your electric vehicles?

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New efficient homes reach for the stars

A new housing estate of solar powered, high efficiency homes will be created in Melbourne’s west by one of Australia’s largest real estate developers.

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Innovation Bay & ARENA showcase Australia’s brightest renewable energy startups

Innovation Bay and ARENA brought together a who’s who of renewable energy for our first matchmaking dinner.

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