Our vision: Australia as a global energy powerhouse, a sought after destination for investment and the leading source of knowledge and solutions.
NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) is a federally funded not-for-profit organisation that works with partners in government, research, science and industry to help decarbonise Australia's energy sector. NERA is focussed on leveraging low emissions and digital technologies to support Australia's energy transition at the same time as growing innovative SMEs and supply chains. NERA works with energy sector partners to improve Australia’s performance in the commercialisation of innovation and the scale-up of technologies.
NERA is an industry broker and the source of insight into challenges, solutions, skills and regulation that will ensure Australia maximises its huge energy resources advantage and becomes a global energy powerhouse.
Since our inception in 2016, NERA has worked to maximise the value to the Australian economy by developing an energy resources sector that is globally competitive, sustainable, innovative and diverse.
NERA is engaged across the value chain to achieve significant industry efficiencies; identify and support digital, automation and other innovative technologies; develop future workforce skills; and ensure that there are regulatory frameworks that support future investment, innovation, productivity and global trade.
Over the next decade, major sector challenges will transform the product and technology mix of successful energy and resource companies globally, particularly the need to invest in digital/data technologies, address climate change, reduce emissions and, increasingly, find competitive alternatives and renewable energy solutions. NERA is playing a key role in creating the collaboration and innovation connections essential to ensure Australia successfully navigates this transformation.
Our strategic focus translates into eight knowledge priorities that underpin NERA's activities and engagement.
Enhance skills and business capabilities to support automation and digitisation
Build talent and enable effective collaboration and innovation
Pursue a sustainable and low carbon energy future
Understand and unlock Australia's resource base
Develop new market and business models
Commercialise technology and research
Enhance efficiency in operations and maintenance
Optimise the regulatory framework