Kogan Creek Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant

October 27th, 2021

Kogan Creek Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant

CS Energy is to construct a renewables-based demonstration hydrogen production facility located at the Kogan Creek power station in Queensland’s Western Downs region.

Main proponents:

CS Energy


Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen in mobility, power use


Under construction – physical construction is expected to commence in 2022 with commissioning in early 2023.

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

Up to 50,000 kilograms per annum capacity


Queensland, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

In October 2021, it was announced that CS Energy would proceed with the construction of a renewables-based hydrogen demonstration plant at CS Energy’s Kogan Creek power station; the station is located near Chinchilla on Queensland’s western Darling Downs, approximately 260 kilometres west of Brisbane.  This follows completion of a successful feasibility study undertaken in conjunction with IHI Corporation of Japan.

The demonstration plant includes the co-location of a solar farm, battery, hydrogen electrolyser and a hydrogen fuel cell next to the Kogan Creek power station.

Sizing of the demonstration facilities includes:

  • 2 megawatt (MW) solar farm
  • 2MW/4MWH battery
  • 700 kW hydrogen electrolyser
  • Small hydrogen fuel cell

The electrolyser would be powered by a behind-the-meter renewables-based solar energy facility.

Construction of the facilities is planned to commence in 2022 with commissioning in early 2023.

The produced hydrogen would be for off-site domestic market uses including transport uses (especially in the heavy transport and haulage market) and discussions are well advanced with multiple potential off-takers.

In addition to selling hydrogen into the domestic market, CS Energy can use the plant’s battery to provide grid stability services in the Frequency Control Ancillary Services Market.


Updated: October 2021