Future Energy and Hydrogen Precinct

September 17th, 2021

Future Energy and Hydrogen Precinct

The project proponent is investigating a proposal for an energy and hydrogen precinct at Swanbank, near Brisbane, Queensland.

Main proponents:


Main end-use classification:

Power use


Under development – preliminary studies announced

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

Under evaluation


South-east Queensland, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$1.5 million – Queensland Government

Project description

CleanCo is a Queensland publicly-owned electricity generator and operates the Swanbank E combined-cycle gas-fired power station, near Brisbane, capable of generating up to 385 MW of power. Once part of a precinct of coal-fired power stations – Swanbank A, B, C and D – Swanbank E remains the only operating power station on the site.

The project proponent will be undertaking precinct planning which will investigate renewable-based hydrogen production and refuelling facilities, on-site solar and modifications to feed renewable hydrogen into Swanbank E power station.

In August 2021, the Queensland Government announced AUD$1.5 million of funding in support of the development of concept-level design options as part of its COVID-19 economic recovery plan.


Uploaded: September 2021