Hydrogen Brighton Project

September 28th, 2022

Hydrogen Brighton Project

At up to 5 MW in scale, this project would supply renewables-based hydrogen to Hobart’s natural gas market (Tas Gas), along with mobility and industrial applications at Brighton as part of a circular economy project.

Main proponents:

Countrywide Hydrogen Pty Ltd

Main end-use classification: 

Hydrogen in gas networks main use, with mobility and industrial uses also under evaluation


Under development

Estimated cost:

AUD$60 million for power generation, hydrogen production and balance of plant

Other involvement:


Production details:

Around 800 tonnes of hydrogen production annually based on planned electrolyser capacity of 5 megawatt (MW)


Tasmania, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

This project would be co-located with the planned Brighton Regional Resource Recovery Precinct (and adjacent to the Brighton Transport Hub), 27 kilometres north of Hobart, Tasmania. Behind-the-meter power generation, including solar/wind generation capability has been studied and further analysis is being conducted by Wirsol.

Project scale is envisaged at 5 MW electrolyser capacity with produced (renewables-based) hydrogen supporting the decarbonisation of Hobart’s natural gas network, along with 100% hydrogen direct supply to industrial customers and use in a variety of mobility applications.

Based on planned electrolyser capacity of 5 MW, hydrogen production is targeted at around 800 tonnes per annum.


Updated: September 2022