Richard joined the South Australian Government in 2001 and since that time has worked across the energy, climate change, industry development and low carbon economy portfolios.
He heads up a team within the Department of Energy and Mining that is charged with capturing the economic development opportunities associated with the State’s transition to clean energy.
His current area of focus is on growing and attracting industries that can capitalise on South Australia’s low cost renewable energy resources, including use of batteries and other forms of energy storage, hydrogen and green chemical production, mining and green minerals processing, the electrification of mobility, and associated value chains.
Richard has spearheaded the development and implementation of a Hydrogen Roadmap for South Australia, which was released in September 2017. He is currently leading the development of a Hydrogen Action Plan and an Electric Vehicle Strategy. He also oversees the $150M Renewable Technology Fund and $50M Grid Scale Storage Fund, both of which are delivering public investments into innovative large-scale energy storage projects in the state including the 100MW big battery project developed by Neoen and Tesla.
Richard Day, Director, Low Carbon Economy Unit, Department for Energy and Mining, South Australian Government , will be presenting on South Australia’s clean energy transition within the Energy conference at IMARC. Download the programme.