Beca to help ARENA identify renewable energy funding priority areas in the Australian water sector

Beca has been engaged by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to investigate the opportunities and barriers to the use of renewable energy in the Australian water sector, with the objective to reduce the cost and increase the use of renewable energy technologies.

The investigation will help to inform ARENA regarding key priority areas for grant funding and knowledge sharing activities. As a part of this process, Beca will conduct extensive stakeholder engagement across a range of water sub-sectors including water supply, distribution, treatment, waste water/recycling and irrigation.

How you can get involved

A broad stakeholder engagement process will be undertaken to help ARENA understand the specific needs and key focus areas for the water sector. Beca will coordinate a range of activities to encourage participation from water sector stakeholders, which includes:

  • Stakeholder engagement and knowledge sharing workshops
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Online surveys
  • Stakeholder study participation.

This is a valuable opportunity for the water sector to provide input around how ARENA funding and knowledge sharing activities can best help renewable energy projects, and to help shape the understanding of how renewable energy projects impact the water sector.

For more information on how you can participate and provide input into the ARENA priority areas for the water sector, please contact:

Wayne Goodwin
Lead Engineer – Energy & Renewables
0419 316 395


ARENA was established by the Australian Government to make renewable energy technologies more affordable and increase the amount of renewable energy used in Australia. ARENA invests in renewable energy projects, supports research and development activities, boosts job creation and industry development, and increases knowledge about renewable energy. ARENA is currently supporting more than 200 projects and is actively seeking new projects to support. For more information on ARENA, please visit www.arena.gov.au

About Beca

Beca provides a wide range of professional consulting services to clients across the energy and renewables, water, industrial, transport, and government sectors. We assist clients with a broad array of services from feasibility studies and planning through to project design and management, asset management, and a suite of business advisory services.

With almost 100 years of history, our success has been built on strong, long-term partnerships with our clients. We have around 3000 staff, which makes us one of the largest employee-owned professional services firms in the Asia Pacific region. For more information about Beca, please visit www.beca.com  

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