Australian Ocean Energy Group

Driving collaborative innovation in the ocean energy sector, nationally and internationally

Increase collaboration

We work together to strengthen partnerships — leading to collaborative projects amongst diverse organisations and other industrial sectors — to accelerate development of ocean energy projects in Australia.

Apply innovation

We help translate good ideas that lead to value for the industry. We collaborate on new ways to reduce the time from concept to commercialisation, and overcome barriers for ocean energy development projects.

Expand market opportunities

We provide a platform for business-to-business, industry-to-industry, and cluster-to-cluster collaborations — extending the global reach for AOEG partners. Ocean energy has synergies with offshore oil and gas, subsea sectors, defence, maritime operations, and island communities.

Engage with government

Our work aims to educate, engage, and gain policy and regulatory support for ocean energy development and its role in the country’s renewable energy portfolio.

Inform and connect

We help accelerate innovation in the ocean energy sector through assertive communication and engagement. We generate a broad base of stakeholder support for ocean energy development, while expanding active involvement in the cluster.

Reduce costs and increase efficiencies

We reduce costs and increase efficiencies through shared resources, expanded program engagements amongst all participants, and focused knowledge transfer.

Become a member

How will the initiative fill this gap?

  • Membership model: Cluster structures, like AOEG, provide more effective means to innovate solutions to challenges in ocean energy development. AOEG members are essential to creating and upholding a strong, innovation-driven, entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Innovation: Incredible innovation is taking place underpinning the growth of Australia’s ocean energy sector toward commercialisation. AOEG champions the latest wave and tidal technologies and pilot commercial demonstration projects in development.
  • Demonstration: AOEG is establishing the world’s first Integrated Ocean Energy Marketplace (“Marketplace”) in Albany, WA. When developed, the Marketplace will ‘mirror’ a commercial, integrated ocean energy system that generates and sells electricity to its customer.

Our team

Stephanie Thornton
General Manager Australian Ocean Energy Group
Alex Ogg
Ocean Energy Program Manager Australian Ocean Energy Group

How you can get involved

If you’d like to know more about the Australian Ocean Energy Group, become a member or learn about our range of services please contact Stephanie Thornton.

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Who we're working with

Australian Ocean Energy Group is a not-for-profit organisation, with funding from Climate-KIC Australia and National Energy Resources Australia.

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