Office of Sustainable Energy

The Office of Sustainable Energy provides policy advice to government on energy market and renewable energy initiatives and projects of strategic value to the Northern Territory (NT).

The Office of Sustainable Energy was established in November 2019 to coordinate energy policy and the implementation of renewables across government and brings together a range of energy-related policy functions previously undertaken by the departments of the Chief Minister; Treasury and Finance; and Primary Industry and Resources.

The priority tasks of the office include:

  • progressing electricity market reform in the NT
  • developing strategies for advancing the government’s target of 50% renewables by 2030
  • seizing opportunities for the creation of low cost, reliable, and clean energy.

The Office of Sustainable Energy forms part of the Economic Innovation division of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade which leads the development, delivery and ongoing management of whole-of-government economic development policies, strategies and projects which create jobs, and grow and diversify the economy.

Office of Sustainable Energy
Economic Innovation
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Phone: 08 8999 6410

You can provide feedback on the Roadmap to Renewables website on the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade website.

For general enquiries contact the NT Government Switchboard on 08 8999 5511.

Other useful contacts

Smarter Business Solutions: If you are a NT business, Aboriginal enterprise or not-for-profit organisation you can get help to reduce day-to-day energy, water, waste and material costs through the Smarter Business Solutions program. View more information on the Smarter Business Solutions program.

Business Innovation Program: The NT Government supports the development of innovative ideas and have established the Business Innovation Program to help Territory businesses and not-for-profit organisations to undertake research and development of eligible projects. Information on the program, including eligibility for funding, is available on the Northern Territory Government website. If you would like to know more about the program phone 08 8999 6643 or email

The Territory: The NT Government’s Investment Territory team markets the NT as a preferred destination for foreign direct investment, working closely with other NT Government agencies and the private sector on developing investment proposals. The Territory website is the NT Government’s ‘one-stop-shop’ and central point of contact to welcome new investors to the NT and help them identify and pursue project opportunities within our private sector and government. To find out more about investing in the Territory go to The Territory website or email

The Utilities Commission of the NT seeks to protect the long-term interests of consumers of services provided by regulated industries with respect to price, reliability and quality. For enquiries relating to licences and other regulatory information, go to the Utilities Commission website.

ARENA: is the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, a commercially oriented agency. Arena’s vision is 'an Australian economy and society increasingly powered by competitive renewable energy'. Arena works to reduce the cost of renewable energy and increase the use of renewable energy in Australia. For further information, go to the Australian Government's Australian Renewable Energy Agency website.

The Australian PV Institute comprises companies, agencies, individuals and academics with an interest in solar energy research, technology, manufacturing, systems, policies, programs and projects. Their objective is to 'support the increased development and use of solar Photovoltaic power systems'. For further information, go to the Australian PV Institute website.

CSIRO: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Renewable Energy Integration Facility demonstrates how electricity networks will work in the future and allows us to evaluate new grid technologies in a real-world development and testing environment. For further information, go to the CSIRO website.

The Clean Energy Council is the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia, they work with hundreds of leading businesses operating in solar, wind, energy efficiency, hydro, bioenergy, energy storage, geothermal and marine along with more than 5,000 solar installers For further information, go to the Clean Energy Council website.

Bureau of Meteorology undertakes solar measurements using a combination of high quality, ground-based instruments and a computer model which processes satellite images to collect and publicly distribute climate information for solar energy. For further information, go to the Australian Government's Bureau of Meteorology website.