Tidal Energy in Australia

Assessing Australia’s tidal energy resource & its ability to contribute to Australia’s future energy mix


AUSTEn is a $5.85 million, three-year project to map Australia's tidal energy resource in detail, and assess its economic feasibility and ability to contribute to the country's energy needs.


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PROJECT LEAD

Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania

RESEARCH PARTNERS

University of Queensland

CSIRO

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

MAKO Tidal Turbines

OpenHydro (Naval Energies)

Spiral Energy

Atlantis Resources Limited

FUNDING AGENCY

Co-funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Advancing Renewables Program

“With some of the largest tides in the world, Australia is ideal for this extremely reliable and low-carbon form of energy.

But potential investors are currently held back by a lack of detailed information on tidal resources that would help them understand the risks and opportunities available.

This project will address this knowledge gap and provide the information that developers need to deploy their technology in the most energetic tidal sites in Australia.”Associate Professor Irene Penesis, Project Lead


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