Meridian and Contact to investigate potential green hydrogen facility in lower South Island

Meridian Energy and Contact Energy are co‐funding a $2m feasibility study to investigate the potential of a large scale, renewable hydrogen production facility in the lower South Island, New Zealand.

Drawing on expertise from New Zealand and around the world, the study will investigate the export potential, value chain, policy approaches, technical requirements, environmental considerations and practical issues of green hydrogen production.

It will also examine the potential dry year reserve opportunity.

Neal Barclay Meridian’s CEO said hydrogen could give New Zealand a superior, low‐cost alternative for balancing supply and demand in dry years.

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