NERA is Australia’s Industry Growth Centre for the energy resources sector. As the only industry-led research and knowledge organisation for Australia's energy resources industries, NERA is the go-to centre for energy resources solutions, technologies and services, and is uniquely positioned to support sector-wide transformation and unlock +$10 billion of new value for the Australian economy.
Since its 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.
Our SectorCompetitiveness Plan (SCP) provides a roadmap to unlock that value for the Australian economy, with a strategic focus that involves accelerating the development, commercialisation and deployment of technologies that strengthen Australia's position as a global hub for excellence in energy resources innovation and enhance our global competitive advantage by supporting the development of a world-class supply sector.
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