Energy and mining

Sector

Energy and mining

Solar, wind and battery systems – Minerals processing exploration – Extraction – Hydrogen export supply chains

Highlights


South Australia has a high concentration of quality mineral grade worth premium price.

The South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG) provides dual spatial datasets via a secure online map-based web application.

Critical minerals opportunities in South Australia are vast.

South Australia is well on the way to investing in clean hydrogen for a more sustainable future.




Critical minerals project opportunities in South Australia


Discover South Australia's significant global and national resources of critical minerals.


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Clean Energy in South Australia - Investing in a cleaner future


South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse.
We are pioneering our way to a more sustainable future.

Our renewable energy investments:

  • Two world-leading home battery schemes
  • Twenty one wind farms
  • Three utility scale solar farms
  • World's leading lithium-ion battery at the Hornsdale Power Reserve

Watch the video to see we're well on the way to becoming a world-class supplier of clean hydrogen.

Investing in energy and mining


Nationally, we are leading the uptake of renewable energy, while also broadening our energy sector into batteries, thermal storage, hydrogen production and storage and pumped water storage in disused mine pits.
 
South Australia boasts an abundance of natural assets – including significant renewable energy zones for wind and solar, mineral deposits of copper, gold, iron ore, graphite, gas and petroleum products – meaning that global demand for resources can be serviced and our technical expertise is already high.

To learn more about opportunities for growing South Australia's industry, view the Energy and Mining Strategy.

Investment advantages


South Australia contains 68% of Australia’s copper resources, 80% of Australia’s uranium and 28% of its gold.
 
South Australia’s excellent solar and wind resources, particularly close to the Spencer Gulf where thermal winds resulting from the temperature differences between land and sea, means wind energy production, when combined with the midday solar generation, results in a better generation output.
 
Nationally, we are leading the uptake of renewable energy, while also broadening our energy sector into batteries, thermal storage, hydrogen storage and pumped water storage in disused mine pits.

Connected ecosystem


Here in South Australia we’re proud to have fostered a strong relationship between government, industry and academia.
 
We provide a scalable state of being able to interlink clusters across sectors such as hi-tech and global players include MIT.

Our hi-tech sector can provide support across mining technology capabilities such as artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and drones, as well as blockchain technology which allows for the creation and maintenance of a continuously growing list of records (blocks). 

Precincts and Clusters

Innovation precincts


Collaboration is in our DNA here in South Australia. You will have access to some of the best innovation precincts where high-profile businesses, academia, industry bodies and government are co-located and working together.
  • Lot Fourteen

    Lot Fourteen is a space that fosters collaboration and innovation across sectors and disciplines, including defence and space, artificial intelligence, digital health, machine learning and robotics, cyber security and creative industries.

Business Clusters


Our industry clusters provide strong intellectual and research foundations, providing opportunities to share talent, technology and infrastructure.
  • Adelaide Airport

    With global acknowledgement that aviation is a vital catalyst for economic growth, Airport Business District is a key economic gateway that seamless integrates zones for a range of industries.

  • Tonsley Mining Energy Services

    The Tonsley innovation district is home to key energy and mining organisations, including CORE Innovation’s satellite office, Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence, and the South Australia Drill Core Reference Library, Australian Hydrogen Centre, SIMEC Energy Australia and ZEN Energy, and CMW Geosciences.

Business opportunities and investment ready projects

Primary contact

Looking to identify opportunities, strategic partnerships and get advice on the South Australian Energy and mining sector

Wayne Emery

Wayne Emery

Director - Energy and Mining


Wayne is an experienced director who provides market leading support to the Mining, Equipment and Technology Services sector (METS).

Contact

N/A Wayne.Emery@sa.gov.au