ARC Training Centre in Energy Technologies for Future Grids (ARC Future Grids ITTC) – Hydrogen Energy Research Theme

February 21st, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Electricity, Energy systems integration

Lead Organisation:
University of Wollongong

Partners (hydrogen component):
The University of Queensland, the University of Tasmania, Hydro Tasmania, Australian Power Institute, TPS Energy Australia Pty Ltd, GHD Pty Ltd, ACEN Australia Pty Ltd


Start date:
November 2022

Completion date:
November 2027

Key contacts:
Chief Investigator: Professor Kashem Muttaqi:

Australian Research Council (ARC) grant award: AUD$500,000 (rounded, hydrogen element of the Training Centre work scope)

Project total cost:
AUD$500,000 – ARC component only (hydrogen element of the Training Centre work scope)

Project summary description:
The ARC Future Grids Training Centre aims to accelerate Australia’s transition to a more reliable, affordable, cleaner and resilient energy future through technology innovation.

The Centre will encompass all supply sectors from generation through to transmission and distribution, to customer responsiveness, as well as the emerging hydrogen sector.  This research project aims to solve technical issues, such as hydrogen production from renewable energy surplus, hydrogen storage for transportation, grid integration of hydrogen energy resources, control of hydrogen storage to support grid frequency, and power output smoothing of hydrogen fuel-cells.

Related publications and key links:
The ARC Future Grids Training Centre is at an early stage of establishment.

Grant – Grants Data Portal (

Higher degree studies supported:
Recruitment is underway.


February 2023