Known as Hydrogen Park Murray Valley (HyP Murray Valley), the project will comprise a 10 MW electrolyser using renewable electricity to produce hydrogen from mid-2023.
The installation will enable blending of up to 10 per cent renewable hydrogen into AGIG’s existing gas network which supplies more than 40,000 customers in Wodonga.
The project will be located at North East Water’s West Wodonga Wastewater Treatment plant where it will have access to water and renewable electricity.
AGIG and ENGIE’s partnership covers the project’s entire hydrogen supply chain, from production through to retail, and ENGIE Hydrogen Business Unit CEO Michele Azalbert said the two companies together brought extensive local and international energy and hydrogen experience to HyP Murray Valley.
“This project is yet another example of how renewable hydrogen production and distribution platforms can contribute to the energy transition by offering multi-purpose carbon-neutral solutions,” she said.
“Our expertise in renewable hydrogen, AGIG’s well-established network and experience, the Australian government’s support and the project’s replicability – all this can enable significant development of renewable hydrogen throughout the country.
“ENGIE is joining forces with AGIG to contribute to Australia’s hydrogen economy.“
A final investment decision on the project is expected by early 2022.
ARENA funded three projects as part of its hydrogen funding round, including the Clean Energy Innovation Park in Western Australia.
For more information visit the AGIG website.