Prime Minister Anthony Albanese recently concluded a bilateral visit to the Philippines, the first Australian leader to do so in twenty years. During his visit, he met briefly with ACEN President and CEO Eric Francia who reiterated the company’s commitment to expand in Australia and to continue to fully support Australia’s energy transition.
During an interview, Prime Minister Albanese acknowledged ACEN’s contributions to the Australian renewables landscape saying,“I met Eric Francia, the CEO of ACEN, an energy company focusing on renewables. They currently have 2 billion AUD of investment in Australia. They expect that investment to increase to 6 billion AUD in three years. A substantial investment in Australian renewables by a significant company which is making a difference and wants to make more of a difference.”
ACEN is a significant participant in the Australian electricity market with over 1000 megawatts of solar capacity in operations and under construction in New South Wales through our New England and Stubbo Solar projects.
ACEN is taking a leading role in the renewables revolution with an ambitious goal to assemble 20GW of renewables capacity by 2030, with ACEN Australia making up an impressive 25% of that target.
ACEN appreciates the government’s efforts to augment the much-needed transmission capacity to enable the growth of renewables, with projects particularly reliant on the Central West Orana renewable energy zone and the Marinus link transmission projects, among others.
ACEN Australia acknowledges the resilience and knowledge of the Traditional Custodians of this nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present, the many Aboriginal people that did not make their elder status and to those that continue to care for country.