$1.25m awarded to Stanwell for hydrogen plant feasibility study

Queensland’s largest electricity generator Stanwell Corporation has been awarded £1.25m in ARENA funding to assess the feasibility of a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant.

Stanwell is aiming to encourage the growth of a hydrogen export industry in Central Queensland which would drive energy load growth in the region, ease pressure on the electricity network and support the growth of renewable energy.

The company’s $5m feasibility study commenced in July last year and is investigating the technical and economic feasibility of the installation of 10MW or greater of hydrogen electrolysis at the Stanwell Power Station site south-west of Rockhampton.

If built, this would be the largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Australia.

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