Hydrogen in South Australia
South Australia is gaining a worldwide reputation as a clean energy powerhouse, with hydrogen at the forefront of economic opportunities for the state.
Why South Australia
Currently leading the nation towards a clean hydrogen industry with:
- Excellent renewable resources, large natural gas reserves and prospective carbon sequestration opportunity
- In less than two decades, South Australia has transitioned from 1% to 62% renewable generation and is anticipated to be at net 100% before 2030
- Green Hydrogen Study (2017) and Hydrogen Roadmap (2017)
- History and experience in advancing new technologies
- 69% of Australia’s quality wind/solar generating land is in South Australia
- More than 60% of South Australia’s electricity generation is from clean, renewable technologies.
Development of infrastructure will lead to:
- Reduce cost of hydrogen production
- Strengthen hydrogen supply chains
- Establish export pathways
- Increase speed to market
- Create jobs for South Australia’s regional communities.
The state is the most advanced of any mainland Australian state.
It is on par with Denmark for the highest proportionate share of variable renewables in the world.
With an expansive geographical footprint, South Australia is a prime location to harness investment in renewable energy infrastructure.
Already, $6 billion has been invested in a broad range of renewable energy projects. There is a pipeline in excess of $20 billion set to ensure South Australia retains its position as a globally significant testbed of future energy technology. These investments will make sure South Australia is strongly positioned to achieve its goal of 500% renewables by 2050.
Credit: Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG).