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Over the last 30 years, UNSW has carved a formidable reputation as one of the world's leading research and technology hubs for energy innovation.

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The UNSW Energy Institute accelerates the role that energy plays in supporting a growing, zero-carbon economy.

Energy affects every major aspect of almost every human life, from healthcare to food production to transportation. The growing economic and social costs of a changing environment are fuelling the urgency for widespread transition from finite fossil fuel-based energy to cleaner and renewable resources that are readily available for all.

Australia has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape its energy system for the future and embrace the wave of technological change that will accompany this transition. UNSW’s vast and varied expertise addresses the global energy challenge of reliabilityaffordabilitysustainability and equity, and accelerates the global uptake of new energy technologies.

Tap into the largest and most diverse grouping of energy experts in Australia. The Energy Institute can match your organisation with UNSW’s energy capabilities including solar photovoltaics, energy storage, hydrogen, electricity grid transformation, energy markets and more.

Our competitive advantage

The Energy Institute unites energy activities across UNSW with industry, government, community stakeholders and other research institutions.

As intermediaries, our role helps ensure relevancy and impact, and enhances knowledge sharing and increased funding.

UNSW provides an independent, evidence-based, system-wide understanding of energy’s contribution to the economy. 

  • Independent: The Energy Institute’s perspective is free from conflicted funding and advice.  
  • Evidence-based: UNSW undertakes rigorous, peer-reviewed research using scientific methods.  
  • System-wide: UNSW’s perspective spans the energy value chain, from energy production and generation, distribution, end use, energy markets and economics.


Learn about our executive, Dani Alexander, and the governing bodies for UNSW Energy Institute.

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