Kogan Creek Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant

September 17th, 2021

Kogan Creek Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant

CS Energy, in conjunction with IHI, is studying the development of a renewable-based demonstration hydrogen production facility located at the Kogan Creek power station in south west Queensland (Western Downs region).

Main proponents:

CS Energy


Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen in mobility, industrial uses


Under development – feasibility study to be completed around mid-2021

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

Up to 50,000 kilograms per annum capacity under evaluation


Queensland, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

CS Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IHI Corporation of Japan on preparation of a joint feasibility study into a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant. The study is assessing the feasibility of establishing a renewable-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.

The feasibility study is expected to be completed around mid-2021.

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

Indicative sizing of the demonstration facilities under evaluation includes:

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

Importantly, the electrolyser would be powered only by a behind-the meter (renewable-based) solar energy farm.

The produced hydrogen would be for off-site domestic market uses including transport and industry. Surplus renewable energy would be dispatched into the national energy market (NEM).


Updated: September 2021