As is the case each December, the energy market is wildly rushing to finalise as many deals as possible before the Australian summer holiday commences. In this frantic sprint it is easy to forget the strides made in the last year towards a green and sustainable energy market. It is for this reason that we decided to reflect on the year that was and thank clients and partners for their enduring support.
What we are thankful for
In 2023 we advised 65 clients on 207 projects. Some of the projects that stand out are:
- advising on 3 projects forming part of the Victorian Renewable Energy Target auctions;
- advising Birdwood Energy on AUD 2 Billion distributed Energy Partnership with Aware Super;
- advising MA Growth Ventures, on its growth capital facility into Upstream Energy;
- advising a utility developer on the sale of 3 development projects to global funds;
- advising an energy retailer on a project to install solar/battery systems across 100 stores in Australia;
- advising on and closing 168 renewable project land options; and
- advising a national energy retailer on 51 projects ranging various technologies.
We had the opportunity to connect with our clients in various ways and attended and spoke at 12 conferences and universities. We published 50 articles, 5 energy expert insights and 3 New Energy Quarterlies. We include links to these below in case you want to catchup on your reading during the holiday.
Our wish list
On our wish list this year are more skilled contractors, policy certainty, supply chain capacity and increased global cooperation in the hydrogen market. Also have a look at our 2023 predictions for the Australian energy market, and be on the lookout for our predictions for 2024, to be published early next year.
May your holiday lights be solar panelled, your aircons make use of demand side initiatives and 2024 be greener, more sustainable and filled with opportunities to transition the energy market into the future.
May you and your loved ones have a happy holiday season.
The Hamilton Locke New Energy Team
A special thank you to the following clients, it is a pleasure working with you:
|Enel Green Power
|Green Peak Energy
|Octopus Investments Australia
New Energy Quarterlies
|Hydrogen – No Longer a Pipe Dream
|The Way of Water
Conferences and speaking engagements
|Matt and Megan speaking at Impact LIVE’s Webinar as part of APAC Wind Energy Week 2023.
|Matt and Adriaan lecture at the Australian National University’s Climate Essentials for Farmers Course.
|Matt moderates Leader Associates IMPACT panel discussion on “How to Reinforce Australia’s Leading Role in the Global Hydrogen Economy.”
|The Hamilton Locke New Energy team attend the Australian Clean Energy Summit 2023 and Energy Next 2023 conference.
|Matt featured as a panellist at the Solar Mega Projects in Australia: Build Solar Better forum.
|Matt, Adriaan and Ally lecture at the University of Sydney’s Global Energy and Resources course.
|The Hamilton Locke New Energy team attend the Large Scale Solar Summit
|Adriaan chairs panel on ‘Reaching maturity in outcomes focused regulation” at the Australian Battery Recycling & Manufacturing Summit.
|The Hamilton Locke New Energy team attend the All Energy Australia conference.
|Matt and David attend the Hydrogen Connect Summit.
|Matt and Adriaan present at the University of Sydney’s ‘Promise and reality of renewable energy law and policy symposium’
|Hamilton Locke hosts the Australian Institute of Energy session on Energy Infrastructure Businesses in Australia’s Energy Transition.
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