Hydrogen Park Murray Valley

March 11th, 2022

Hydrogen Park Murray Valley

Hydrogen Park Murray Valley would blend renewable hydrogen with natural gas at volumes of up to 10 per cent into the gas network of the twin cities of Albury (NSW) and Wodonga (Victoria).

Main proponents:

Australian Gas Networks (AGN) Limited (which is part of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group- AGIG), ENGIE

Main end-use classification:

Focus on hydrogen in gas networks, potential for industry and mobility uses

Status:

Advanced development – subject to a positive final investment decision, operations are anticipated for 2024

Estimated cost:

AUD$44 million

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

 

Location:

Victoria, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$32.1 million – ARENA Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round (conditional award)

 

Project description

This project was identified by the Australian Hydrogen Centre as a leading Victorian regional town for a hydrogen blending initiative based on a comprehensive multi-criteria analysis.

Hydrogen Park Murray Valley (HyP Murray Valley) would be a 10 megawatt (MW) electrolyser co-located with the Wodonga West Waste Water Treatment facility, owned by North East Water.

The renewable hydrogen gas would be blended with natural gas at volumes of up to 10 per cent and would supply more than 40,000 residential and business connections in the twin cities of Albury (NSW) and Wodonga (Victoria), with the potential to supply the industry and transport sectors.

In early May 2021, project proponents, the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and ENGIE, were announced as recipients of a conditional funding award of AUD$32.1 million through the ARENA Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round.

Milestones:

May 2021: The project is awarded conditional funding of AUD$32.1 million towards a 10 MW electrolyser for gas blending under ARENA’s Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round.

 

Updated: March 2022