Major renewables conference for SA

Australia's prowess in the renewable energy sector will be showcased at an international conference to be held in South Australia next year.

Federal Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen says Adelaide has been chosen to host the International Renewable Energy Conference in April 2024, bringing together 3500 of the sector's global leaders.

It will include experts from government, industry, science and community groups working on the world's clean energy future.

"The future of energy in Australia and the world is renewable, and sharing the latest knowledge with international partners and experts will help make that vision a reality," Mr Bowen said.

A key part of the Adelaide conference will be to involve Indigenous communities in deploying clean energy projects to ensure they benefit from the transition to renewables.

South Australian Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the conference would showcase the state's green energy credentials, including its plans for a hydrogen hub in the upper Spencer Gulf.

The conference has been held biennially since 2004, with previous venues including Seoul, Washington, Beijing and Madrid.