Australia has launched a map to show the best location for renewables, energy storage and other forms of distributed generation.

 

AREMI is a website for map-based access to Australian spatial data relevant to the renewable energy industry. The map has been created with developers, financiers, and policy makers in mind.

The initiative is funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in partnership with the Clean Energy Council.

The map functions as a tool to connect the dots for clean energy developers, who need high quality data on resources, infrastructure and existing technologies to develop new low-carbon energy projects.

Solar-plus-storage projects will be sited on the AREMI distributed generation resource map for Australia. [image courtesy of Lyons Group]

AREMI is making vital information available to clean energy developers with plans for more layers to be added in future. It is providing key information to the early stages of project development, allowing for an optimal energy supply solution to be identified.

AREMI is open architecture, so that when information is accessed through the map the data comes directly from the government department or agency that owns or has created that piece of data.

The map provides easy access to authoritative and other spatial data to government, business and the public, facilitates the opening of data by federal, state and local government bodies and provides an open framework of geospatial data services that supports commercial and community innovation. Go to http://nationalmap.gov.au/renewables/.