Renewable energy investment opportunities in Victoria, Australia

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With abundant renewable resources to harness & ambitious renewable energy targets, Victoria’s new energy sector has much to offer investors.

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This webinar, facilitated by the Victorian Government, will showcase the opportunities for international energy companies in Victoria.

The Victorian Government has committed to an increase in Victoria’s renewable energy target to 50 per cent by 2030 and set a long-term target of zero net emissions by 2050.

Clean energy and storage investments are the key to meeting those targets, which require access to the world’s best practice and technologies.

Victoria has large-scale opportunities for investors in:

  • Wind
  • Large-scale solar
  • Large-scale storage
  • Bioenergy and waste-to-energy
  • Hydrogen

Gabrielle Henry, Director, Industry Engagement and Development in the Energy Group of the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, will provide an overview of the renewable energy sector and present opportunities in large scale generation and emerging technologies.

Jonathan Filbey, Investment Director, Octopus Investments, will then discuss their experience in Victoria's solar sector. Octopus is building a portfolio of renewable energy assets in Australia and manage globally in excess of $15 billion for more than 60,000 private investors.

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the Victorian Government Octopus Energy Investments and ask them questions.


  • Julia Mills, Investment Director, UK & Europe, Government of Victoria


  • Gabrielle Henry, Director, Industry Engagement and Development, Energy Group, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Jonathan Filbey, Investment Director, Octopus Investments

Gabrielle Henry

Director, Industry Engagement and Development, Energy Group, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Gabrielle Henry has over 20 years’ experience across technical, commercial, financial, IT and regulatory aspects of sustainable energy in the public and private sector both in Australia and internationally.

In her current role she oversees a team that works with sector participants to attract and establish new energy businesses into Victoria, develop new energy sector capabilities, support emerging energy technologies from concept to project and help existing industries manage the transition to a clean energy future.

Her remit includes the Victorian Hydrogen Investment Program, facilitating the development of new products and services through by leveraging energy data and supporting the establishment of the Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET).

Jonathan Filbey

Investment Director, Octopus Investments

Since joining Octopus in 2013, Jonathan has worked on $1.4 billion of utility-scale solar debt and equity financings.

Previously, Jonathan worked with Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory.

He holds an MBA from Oxford University.

Julia Mills

Investment Director, UK & Europe, Government of Victoria

Julia is an economic development specialist with 15 years’ experience in this field.

She joined the Government of Victoria’s London office in May 2017 and is responsible for leading the European investment team, supporting companies with an interest in investing, or expanding existing operations, in Victoria.

Julia came to the Victorian Government after five years as a Senior Consultant at OCO Global, a leading authority on foreign investment and trade.

Prior to this, she worked in business development for three years at the Japan External Trade Organisation in London and for two years at the Japanese Delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on trade, health & pensions and international development issues.

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