Resurgence of renewable energy investment in Australia

January 24, 2018 12:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By Scott Robinson

Energy Storage has long been touted to be the main catalyst that will see the rapid transition of the global energy system toward clean & renewable sources.  Technology manufacturers and developers have all been setting up camp readying for the “tipping point” where a significant market will develop around Energy Storage.

Today we are seeing significant investments from all parts of the world, with companies looking to invest in a reliable economy like Australia, underpinned by bipartisanship support of a Renewable Energy Target and attractive ROIs. The Energy Storage sector has gained international exposure largely in thanks to an entrepreneurial and marketing genius – Elon Musk.  Elon’s company Tesla have created widespread fanfare for their Powerwall and Powerpack products and most recently a famous bet placed on Twitter regarding the installation of the worlds’ largest utility scale Energy Storage System to be based in Australia.

The Hornsdale Power Reserve was a great indictment about what can be delivered in utility scale Energy Storage. Their innovative solution to take power from the grid at times of oversupply must be applauded and used as a case study for other future energy storage projects.  2018 looks to be the year where the technology price stacks up and the world embraces Energy Storage technology from the residential market to commercial & utility markets.

Phillip Riley is proud to be affiliated with the Australian Energy Storage Alliance (AESA) due to our shared goal of advancing the role of safe, clean and cost-effective energy storage in Australia and New Zealand.

Phillip Riley is an international recruitment and executive search agency that exclusively focuses on renewable energy and energy storage industries – we are committed to the Energy Storage industry as we map, recruit and retain talent that develops, builds, owns and operates Energy Storage projects from residential to Utility scale. Phillip Riley has a team of experienced recruitment professionals in Australia, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and have placed roles across most of the country and in several countries around South East Asia. We also have a team in the Philippines and in late 2017 commenced operations in the USA, based out of San Francisco.

Please contact our Global Energy Storage Consultant Paul Ryan on +61 (0)7 3184 9157 in Brisbane, to discuss your Energy Storage career or how to gain access to talent to assist with your Energy Storage product, project or service.