Our corporate publications provide information about ARENA’s investment plans, performance, governance and operations.
Annual Report: 2017-2018
Our annual report provides information about ARENA’s achievements, governance, operational and program performance. It also details other reportable matters, ARENA appointments and financial statements.
Previous Annual Reports
ARENA's Advancing Renewables Program (ARP) Guidelines
The ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program has funds available and is open for proposals.
ARENA ARP 2017
ARENA Corporate Plan
The ARENA Corporate Plan outlines ARENA’s performance measures, capabilities and approach to managing risk in the context of ARENA’s purpose and operating environment.
ARENA Corporate Plan: 2018-19
- ARENA Legislation
This submission is informed by initial learning from the joint ARENA / AEMO Demand Response trial and presents a framework for a series of joint ARENA / AEMO trials aimed at increasing demand response, and DER more broadly, participation in wholesale electricity markets.
ARENA makes this submission to inform the Review of how ARENA and CEFC roles complement each other within Australia’s climate and energy policy framework and areas of collaboration.
This submission seeks to provide the Committee with information and insights attained through ARENA’s ongoing portfolio of investments. The submission focuses on the potential for microgrids and associated technologies to contribute to the provision of affordable, secure, reliable and sustainable energy supply, in both metropolitan and regional WA.
ARENA makes this submission to inform the Inquiry of ARENA’s role in energy innovation in Australia; specifically the range of programs, guidelines and methods of assessment of grants that ARENA uses to maximise the impact of funding and prioritise delivery of national priorities and deliver public benefit.
This submission seeks to provide the Energy Security Board (ESB) information and insights attained through ARENA’s ongoing portfolio of investments. The submission focuses on design aspects of the reliability and emissions guarantee mechanisms that fall within the ESB’s responsibility, rather than emissions reduction policy matters which are the responsibility of the Commonwealth.
This submission provides information on the outcomes of projects funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) as relevant to matters raised in the Commission’s Frequency Control Frameworks Review Directions Paper.
This submission focuses on specific issues relating to data access identified through the joint ARENA-AEMO demand response competitive funding round which included small customer demand response aggregation.
This submission describes the benefits of effective community engagement and provides a view on the current and potential future role of the Commissioner.
This submission builds on ARENA’s previous submission to the Reliability Frameworks Review Issues Paper and seeks to update the Commission on new information flowing from ARENA’s ongoing portfolio of investments and our consideration of the preliminary views set out by the Commission.
This submission outlines key characteristics of emerging renewable energy generation technologies, storage technologies, and demand response as relevant to the rule.
This submission provides background information on projects funded by ARENA as relevant to the AEMC Reliability Frameworks Review. It outlines ARENA’s relevant experience with renewable energy generation, storage technologies, and their interaction(s) with the electricity system – both the secure and reliable operation of the grid, as well as the implications for market operations. The latter part of this submission comments on issues for market design.
This submission provides background information on ARENA projects and relevant experience with renewable energy generation; storage; and interactions with the electricity network and demand for electricity from consumers and industry. The submission also outlines ARENA’s broader approach to enabling affordable, reliable electricity supply with a high proportion of renewable energy.
This submission outlines ARENA’s relevant experience with renewable energy generation, storage technologies, and their interaction(s) with the electricity system – both the secure and reliable operation of the grid, as well as the implications for market operations. The latter part of this submission outlines issues for market design and longer-term policy to help inform the Review’s areas of focus. The submission also outlines ARENA’s broader approach to enabling affordable, reliable electricity supply with a high proportion of renewable energy.
This submission provides background information on projects funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) as relevant to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market.
This submission outlines ARENA’s project portfolio and relevant experience with distributed generation, storage, and its interaction with the electricity network, and demand for electricity from consumers and industry. The submission also outlines ARENA’s broader approach to enabling affordable, reliable electricity supply with a high proportion of renewable energy.
The Inquiry terms of reference include investigation into ‘the role of storage technologies and localised, distributed generation to provide Australia’s electricity networks with the resilience to withstand the increasing severity and frequency of extreme weather events driven by global warming’.
This report was prepared for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) International Geothermal Expert Group (IGEG) to provide an overview of geothermal energy development in Australia. It describes the nature of Australia’s geothermal energy resources and recent activities in the Australian geothermal energy sector. It covers activities conducted by the private sector, the research sector, and government.
This report provides an overview of the Australian Energy Market along with projections for future electricity demand and wholesale electricity prices in Australia’s major electricity markets out to 2020 and to 2030, to provide context for considering the prospects for geothermal energy. It summarises the most relevant and recent information on Australia’s electricity industry, including regional markets, projected demand, generation costs and transmission infrastructure requirements.
This report explores the possible commercial uses of geothermal direct heat applications in the Cooper Basin, Australia and other areas in Australia that may have similar opportunities for combined geothermal energy and unconventional gas development.
This submission outlines information and insight gathered through ARENA supported electric vehicle (EV) initiatives.
In 2016 the Australian Government enacted a regulation to enable ARENA to assist the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in the governance, management and administration of the Clean Energy Innovation Fund.
Australian Renewable Energy Agency Regulation 2016
Ministerial Statements of Expectation articulate the Government’s expectations to their portfolio bodies, while respecting areas of independence of the body in accordance with the legislation establishing it.
View ARENA’s Statement of Expectation here: Statement of Expectation – Minister Frydenberg – 23 November 2016 (PDF 1MB)
You can also view ARENA’s Statement of Intent here: Statement of Intent – Chair Letter to Minister Frydenberg (PDF 116KB)
ARENA is required to publish twice each year a list of file titles that have been created in the preceding six months.
See the indexed list of ARENA files.
In collaboration with the Department of Environment and Energy and the Director of National Parks, please find ARENA’s Executive Remuneration Report.
Meeting the Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts Listings
On 20 June 2001, the Senate agreed to an Order for each Minister to table a letter of advice to their respective agencies ensuring that a list of contracts must be placed on the internet through the agency’s home page.
From 1 July 2017, the Senate Order also applied to corporate Commonwealth entities (CCEs) including ARENA. The estimated cost of complying with this order is $10,490 based on the estimated number of hours involved to collect, analyse and compile the information and applying salary costs and on-costs.
- Senate Order for entity contracts listing relating to the period 1 January 2018 – 30 June 2018 (PDF 526KB)
- Senate Order for entity contracts listing relating to the period 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017 (PDF 82KB)
- Senate Order for entity contracts listing relating to the period 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017 (PDF 82KB)