Bristol Springs Solar Hydrogen Project (New Project added August 2022)

August 4th, 2022

Bristol Springs Solar Hydrogen Project

The project plans for a co-located solar farm facility and renewables-based hydrogen production plant with an initial 36 MW electrolyser capacity, located approximately 100 kilometres south of Perth.

Main proponents:

Frontier Energy Limited

Main end-use classification:

Domestic use focus – several end-uses under evaluation

Status:

Under development

Estimated cost:

 

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Stage 1 of the development includes an initial 36 megawatt (MW) renewables-based hydrogen production plant capable of producing approximately 4,500 tonnes of hydrogen per annum

Location:

Western Australia, Australia

Announced funding:

 

Project description

Stage 1 of the Bristol Springs Solar Hydrogen Project includes a 114 MW renewable electricity generating solar farm to be co-located with a proposed renewables-based hydrogen production plant. Under Stage 1, the project would generate approximately 237,000 MWh of solar-based electricity which would be used to supply behind-the-meter power to an initial 36 MW renewables-based hydrogen production plant (capable of producing approximately 4,500 tonnes of renewables-based hydrogen per annum).

The Bristol Springs site is located approximately 100 kilometres south of Perth in close proximity to the Dampier Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline as well as close access to the South West Interconnected System. A range of end uses is under evaluation, including hydrogen use in gas networks, power generation, energy storage, industrial feedstock, and transport applications.

Around 50 tonnes of hydrogen storage capacity is planned under Stage 1. Water production for use in the electrolysis process is planned to be sourced from below ground (bore) sources.

FEED studies for the 114 MW facilities of Stage 1 of the solar farm development are complete, Development Approval from the Western Australian Regional Development Assessment Panel has been received and, as of August 2022, an electricity connection application is in progress with Western Power. The project proponent is also undertaking several work streams around solar, wind and battery energy storage, to assess increasing power generation capacity to more than 500 MW.

The proponent is presently in the pre-FEED stage for the hydrogen production facilities.

The project proponent is targeting 2023 for a final investment decision for the overall Bristol Springs development.

 

Uploaded: August 2022

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