Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) with its partners has submitted two proposals to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for green hydrogen projects in Victoria and Western Australia. These projects were selected by ARENA along with five other projects after expressions of interest in May 2020 as part of the $70 million Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round.
For the project in Victoria, AGIG’s Australian Gas Networks (AGN) is partnering with ENGIE. This project will supply green hydrogen at volumes of up to 10 per cent, to around 40,000 existing residential, commercial and industrial connections.
Meanwhile, the 10 MW Hydrogen Park Murray Valley (HyP Murray Valley) in Western Australia will be co-located with the West Wodonga Wastewater Treatment Plant. It will supply green hydrogen blended with natural gas to customers on the Albury-Wodonga gas distribution network as well as industry and transport markets. This project bid has been submitted alongside the Clean Energy Innovation Park (CEIP) project proposal. CEIP is a joint venture between AGIG and ATCO that will be co-located with renewable power assets in Waradarge, Western Australia and has a 10 MW electrolyser, that can produce 4 tonnes of green hydrogen per day to be supplied to gas networks, industry and transport.
Australian Gas Networks (AGN), Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) and Multinet Gas Networks (MGN) came together in 2017 to form AGIG. AGIG has other upcoming hydrogen developments in Hydrogen Park South Australia and Hydrogen Park Gladstone in Queensland. It has set a target of 10 per cent of renewable gas in its networks by 2030.