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Energy heavyweights collaborate on hydrogen

A partnership between some of Australia’s biggest energy names will seek out international expertise to help it deliver renewable hydrogen on a large scale.

Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), Jemena, AusNet Services and Evoenergy have collaboratively released an Expression of Interest (EOI) to seek information from the international hydrogen supply chain on the cost of deploying renewable hydrogen at scale.

AGIG CEO Ben Wilson said the partners shared a vision for a low carbon future enabled by hydrogen and would work towards developing commercial-scale projects that would achieve a 10 per cent hydrogen blend in the gas networks.

“We believe this objective is achievable by 2030, and that a systematic approach will deliver economies of scale and cost reductions to benefit our customers,” he said.

“Together, AGIG, Jemena Gas Networks, AusNet and Evoenergy represent the largest gas networks, customer base and gas consumption levels in Australia, supplying to more than 10 million Australians across most of its states and territories.

“At AGIG, we are investing heavily in renewable hydrogen projects, trials and demonstration projects across four states in Australia. Our partners also have a range of hydrogen projects generating learnings that will help this partnership deliver this significant goal in the long term interest of our customers and the environment.”

Mr Wilson said the partners were committed to Energy Networks Australia’s Gas Vision 2050 which outlines a three phase plan to lower carbon emissions within the gas supply network.

Click here for more information on Gas Vision 2050.

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