Boosting growth in NSW’s energy sector

Media release | 15 June 2017

NSW businesses working in the energy industry are invited to get on board a new initiative to drive growth, innovation and collaboration across the sector, supported by the NSW Government.

‘Energy NSW’ will be launched at a free industry forum in Newcastle tomorrow (Friday 16 June) with businesses and organisations invited to attend.

“Australia’s energy sector is being transformed. The challenge of achieving lower emissions has seen innovation in energy generation and storage, as well as more choice for consumers who want to control their energy use,” NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said.

“The changes across the sector provide new opportunities in a range of areas, including solar photovoltaics, battery storage and smart energy technologies.

“We want NSW’s energy industry, the community and government to work together to make the most of these opportunities and challenges.”

The Energy NSW Industry Forum at Shortland – from 8.45am to 1.30pm – will launch and help build an action plan for Energy NSW, a new initiative of the NSW Government’s Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub which is led by the Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources.

The NSW energy market has many participants including providers, suppliers, buyers, users and researchers and the forum will bring them together to develop stronger links and promote knowledge sharing to help build NSW’s energy, technology and services sector for the future.

It will also help businesses identify and target opportunities in the changing energy system and better understand energy-related strategies and activities of the NSW Government, National Energy Resources Australia and industry stakeholders.

For further information and to register to attend the free event visit:

For more information about the NSW Government’s Knowledge Hubs visit:

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