Energy Cooperation with Australia and New Zealand

Erneuerbare Energien: Solarpaneele und Windräder vor Stromleitungen

Since 2021, adelphi is leading a consortium that supports the energy cooperation of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with Australia and New Zealand. In two twin projects, adelphi is also supporting the energy partnerships and dialogues with the USA and Canada as well as with Japan and Korea. The predecessor projects from 2016 to 2021 were advised by adelphi as well. The BMWi's energy partnerships, dialogues and cooperations aim at accelerating the global energy transition, promoting mutual learning, and facilitate international cooperation.

Together with its project partners – German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) in Australia and New Zealand, Renewables Academy (RENAC), and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) – adelphi supports and advises the BMWi in the implementation and consolidation of the international energy cooperations with the partner countries. For this purpose, a joint secretariat in Sydney is established, which ensures the activity, accessibility, and visibility of the energy cooperation locally. In addition, the energy cooperation team in Berlin, consisting of experts from adelphi, RENAC, and PIK, supports the activities of the project.

adelphi develops and implements numerous dialogue formats with its project partners, including bilateral meetings with federal and state governments as well as other relevant institutions from the partner countries, e.g. on the occasion of the annual Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. Furthermore, the project partners organize high-level public events, such as the Australian-German Energy Symposium, workshops, and local business advisory councils in the partner countries, as well as expert trips between the partner countries.

The focal points of the energy cooperation currently include hydrogen, energy efficiency, the integration of renewable energies, and the resilience of the power system.

The activities within the framework of the energy cooperation generate impulses for energy policy in Germany and the partner countries. Furthermore, the project addresses the concerns of the private sector to support suitable market structures for the expansion of renewable energies and the deployment of energy-efficient technologies.

Publications of this project