Our home of innovation

AGL Next is where our teams, industry partners and customers can collaborate, test ideas and invest in new solutions to improve how we live and work.

Connect with us

Who do we work with? We collaborate with entrepreneurs, the investment community, universities and other likeminded businesses to spark new ideas about how we can meet the changing needs of our customers, now and in the future.

How we engage

Co-creation

We experiment and test new propositions with the people who are going to use them. We expose our customers to emerging technologies and new ways of working that transform how they work now and into the future.

Partnerships

We partner with businesses which have similar challenges or complementary capabilities to launch new services. Plus, we can help start-ups and entrepreneurs launch capabilities, and move to scale.

Investments

We're committed to the energy transition – that means we're actively investing in technologies and solutions that benefit our customers. In the past five years, we've invested in two venture capital funds and several start-ups.

What are we focused on?

Decarbonisation

Our Climate Statement recognises three major forces driving Australia’s energy transition: customer demand, how communities act and how technology evolves. We’re looking at new solutions, technologies and business models to support the transition to a low-carbon future.

Connectivity

We’re looking at ways to leverage or enable connectivity between people, things and places.

Decentralisation

Decentralised energy resources – such as solar, batteries and electric vehicles – empower customers to become active contributors. We’re developing tools and platforms that offer our customers more choice and flexibility.

Circularity

We can help to protect the world’s finite resources through reduction, re-use and conversion. We want to leverage our unique capability across assets, markets and customers to turn various forms of ‘waste’ into value.

Our latest initiatives

Smart charging trial

Smart charging is an efficient way to power your electric car. Our trial will explore the best way to manage electric car charging – and we’ll share the benefits along the way.

Electric vehicle subscriptions

We’ve created a flexible electric vehicle subscription with the included extras you need. So you can drive towards a greener future, without the commitment of owning a car.

AGL Next launch

Announcing our newly established home of innovation, AGL Next.

Connect with us

If you’re interested in helping us deliver progress for our customers and communities, we’d love to hear from you.

To get in touch, email us at futurebusiness@agl.com.au.