About the Asian Renewable Energy Hub
Clean energy for the Pilbara
and for South East Asia
The Asian Renewable Energy Hub is one of the most exciting energy projects in the world, with the potential to address key energy security and emissions reduction challenges facing Australia’s regional neighbours. It is expected to create significant new manufacturing opportunities in Western Australia and will generate cheap clean power for the Pilbara region. Cheap clean energy can enable new and expanded mines, downstream mineral processing, and large scale production of green hydrogen products for domestic and export markets.
The scale of the project could enable the creation of new supply chain facilities for the manufacturing and assembly of equipment for wind and solar generation and for hydrogen production, which would create new, local, high value jobs. Additionally, approximately 3,000 direct jobs would be created for the 10 year project construction period, and over 400 jobs would be created for the 50+ year operational period.
The proposed project includes:
- Up to 15 GW of wind and solar generation
- 3GW of generation for Pilbara energy users
- Up to 12GW of generation for green hydrogen production
- Approximately 50 TWh of total annual generation
- A design life of 50+ years
A consortium of global energy leaders
The Asian Renewable Energy Hub is being developed by a consortium of global energy leaders:
Project Development Consortium
Intercontinental Energy is a privately owned company focused on developing large-scale intercontinental renewable energy hubs. Incorporated in 2014 by a team with decades of experience investing in renewable energy, technology, and infrastructure projects, Intercontinental Energy is developing several renewable energy hubs around the world, with the Asian Renewable Energy Hub being its most advanced project.Learn More
CWP Energy Asia
CWP Energy Asia believes that all communities should have access to clean, sustainable and affordable energy. In Indonesia, the company was established in April 2015 to develop local renewable energy projects, the largest of which is the Asian Renewable Energy Hub. CWP has over two decades of renewable energy development experience worldwide, and has created over 2000MW of renewable energy generation capacity across 7 countries. CWP has been active in Australia since 2007, and in the last four years it has developed and financed more wind generation in Australia than any other renewable energy IPP.Learn More
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. With 87 GW of wind turbines installed in 76 countries, Vestas’ more than 22,000 employees have created more wind power than any other company. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and more than 73 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Having installed the first wind turbines in more markets than anyone else, Vestas is the wind industry’s true pioneer and the most experienced partner in emerging markets – including South East Asia, where Vestas has supported the establishment of wind energy markets in Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.Learn More
Macquarie - and its managed funds - is one of the world’s largest investors in renewable energy, having invested or arranged more than $A20 billion of investment into renewable energy projects since 2010. Macquarie has a substantial and longstanding commitment to the renewable energy and clean technology sectors as a fund and project manager, adviser, financier, and participant in environmental markets.Learn More
The Nyangumarta People have exclusive Native Title over the land on which the Asian Renewable Energy Hub project is being developed. They are valued Project Partners.
Energy Change Institute
The Australian National University’s Energy Change Institute (ECI) is a research partner for the Asian Renewable Energy Hub project. The ECI provides authoritative regional leadership in energy research, education and public policy through a broad portfolio ranging from the science and engineering of energy generation and energy efficiency, to energy economics, regulation, security, sociology and policy. The ECI and CWP are also partners in the Australia Indonesia Centre’s Energy Cluster.Learn More
Wind and solar for firm renewables
The Asian Renewable Energy Hub project site in the East Pilbara region in Western Australia has world class solar and wind resources. Significantly, those resources are perfectly complementary, with lots of sun during the daytime and high wind speeds in the morning, evening and night. This enables competitively priced predictable and firm renewable electricity output, 365 days a year