Driving the energy transition

Australia’s energy industry is set to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the past 100

The transition from a system dominated by coal-fired generation to a greener energy mix is fundamental.

Getting there will mean significant regulatory and policy reform, technology advances, private capital investment, and an overhaul of the network infrastructure that underpins the system.

These changes pose both opportunities and challenges for all the players involved – from large energy consumers and power producers, to infrastructure owners and developers, to private capital investors. Governments, too, are examining how best to incentivise accelerating the transition, while managing the risks inherent in a change of this scale.


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A pathway towards transforming the energy market


Enabling energy networks

Significant investment in network infrastructure will be required to support the broader electricity system, and the development of 'renewable energy zones' and the creation of new regulatory frameworks to fast-track network augmentation projects will play a big role in this.


Hydrogen, a core transition strategy

With its abundance of natural resources and proximity to key export markets, Australia has the potential to become a green hydrogen 'superpower'. Now is the time to focus our efforts on this emerging industry. 


Decarbonising opportunities for energy users

On the pathway to net zero by 2050, there are a number of options available to large energy consumers to decarbonise. This includes sourcing renewable energy, carbon offsetting, and emissions reduction initiatives. 


Investing in the transition

Large amounts of investment are needed to build the infrastructure, fund the renewables projects and develop new technology. Private capital is exploring these opportunities, some of which aim to support sustainability goals, leading to a range of new entrants into the market.


Building new infrastructure 

This includes renewable generation assets and storage, transmission infrastructure to connect that new generation to demand centres, pipelines to transport renewable hydrogen and infrastructure required to support the electrification of transportation.


Unlocking decarbonisation with technology

The right technologies and data strategy will be vital to accelerating the transition - changing the way energy is produced, stored, and delivered. While these new technologies and the data they generate present complex challenges, they also provide enormous opportunities for sustainable growth and new revenue streams.

Working with our clients

Hazelwood BESS

Advising Macquarie's Green Investment Group and ENGIE on the procurement of the Hazelwood battery. The Hazelwood battery is Australia's largest privately funded and owned utility scale battery. It was a first-to-market project and will assist ENGIE in transitioning the decommissioned Hazelwood Power Station into a long term sustainable energy asset.

Meridian Energy sale

Advised Meridian Energy Limited (Meridian) on the $740 million sale of its Australian-based electricity generation assets and retail business, Powershop. This included on all aspects of the competitive bid process, vendor due diligence, negotiation and drafting of the transaction documents and assisting with pre- and post-completion matters.

Project Energy Connect

Advising Transgrid on the procurement and construction of Project EnergyConnect (PEC), a proposed 900km electricity interconnector. PEC serves as a significant piece of the grid puzzle in constructing this new high-capacity interconnector between three Australian states – South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.