South Australia gives green light for hydrogen production facility

Homes in Adelaide, Australia are one step closer to being powered by renewable hydrogen following the South Australian Government’s approval for Australian Gas Networks (AGN) to install an electrolyser.

AGN, part of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) revealed the news today and said the approval paved the way for construction to begin on the A$11.4m ($7.7m) hydrogen production facility – Hydrogen Park SA (HyP SA), with first production of hydrogen targeted for mid-2020.

Located in the Tonsley Innovation District, the facility will include a 1.25MW electrolyser, which will produce renewable hydrogen from electricity.

The renewable hydrogen will then be blended with natural gas and supplied to 710 customers in southern areas of Mitchell Park via the existing natural gas network.

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