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01 June 2022

Hydrogen Park South Australia to expand customer reach  

Australian Gas Networks (AGN) – part of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) – is pleased to mark a year of operations at Hydrogen Park South Australia (HyP SA) by expanding the delivery of renewable hydrogen to thousands of additional customers.

Since May 2021, HyP SA has supplied up to 5% blended renewable gas to more than 700 homes in the Adelaide suburb of Mitchell Park, which has strongly embraced its status as the recipients of Australia’s first renewable blended gas. 
 

In relation to the project, a local resident recently stated “I have not noticed any change to my gas supply and am pleased to be helping to reduce carbon emissions.”

AGIG Chief Executive Officer Craig de Laine said the operations at the site have paved the way for HyP SA to deliver renewable gas to thousands of additional customers from its existing operations.
 
"HyP SA is an Australian first that demonstrates the low carbon future of gas supply by delivering a renewable gas blend to homes connected to our gas network".
 
“Its operations have provided critical learnings to establish the substantial new hydrogen industry. It has upskilled professionals, engineers, tradespeople and first responders throughout the energy industry.”
 
“Most importantly, the customer response has been overwhelmingly positive. An increase to the number of customers benefiting from renewable blended gas is a key strategic step to delivering a carbon free gas supply to our customers in South Australia. We believe that renewable hydrogen will play a key role in decarbonising gas usage for homes and businesses across Australia” Mr de Laine said.

The Minister for Energy and Mining Tom Koutsantonis said “HyP SA is paving the way for future renewable gas projects here and across Australia by demonstrating how electrolysers can support grid stability and decarbonisation of the gas network, while growing the market for South Australia’s abundant solar and wind resources.”  

In addition to its direct environmental benefits, HyP SA has facilitated engagement with thousands of stakeholders and visitors seeking to understand more about a renewable gas future. It’s safety, leadership and innovation have been recognised through multiple Australian and international awards.
 
The $14.5 million facility is currently Australia’s largest renewable hydrogen facility at 1.25 megawatts, and was underpinned by a $4.9 million grant from the South Australian Government. HyP SA also includes tube trailer refilling infrastructure to supply renewable hydrogen to industry across South Australia via road transport with project partner BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc.

AGIG’s ambitions are to deliver at least 10% renewable gas across our distribution networks by 2030, and we have a target of 100% renewable gas conversion by 2040 as a stretch, and by no later than 2050. HyP SA is also the first of several renewable hydrogen projects AGIG is developing around Australia. 

Pending approvals, Hydrogen Park Murray Valley would be a 10 megawatt facility delivering up to a 10% (by volume) renewable gas blend to more than 40,000 homes and businesses in Albury and Wodonga by mid-2024. Additionally, AGIG has announced plans for a 10% blended gas project in Gladstone, Queensland and is completing several feasibility studies relating to larger scale renewable hydrogen blending projects, including in South Australia.

Further information is available on our websites:

 

Background

About AGN 
AGN owns gas distribution networks across Australia, including networks in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland as well as Wagga Wagga and Albury in regional New South Wales. AGN delivers gas to over 1.3 million homes and businesses.
 

About AGIG 
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) owns and operates one of Australia’s largest gas infrastructure businesses with operations across every mainland state and the Northern Territory supplying approximately 2 million customers. Operations include 40,000km of distribution and transmission gas pipelines, 60 petajoules of gas storage capacity, gas processing facilities and remote power generation. 

AGIG’s vision is to be the leading gas infrastructure business in Australia - by delivering for customers, being a good employer, and being sustainably cost efficient.


For Further Information Contact
Kristin Raman – Acting Executive General Manager, People and Strategy AGIG
+61 402 858 978

James Wong – Marketing and Stakeholder Manager AGIG
+61 409 962 827