Kumbarilla Renewable Energy Park – Stage 1 (Archived – Potential Transfer to HyResearch)

August 22nd, 2023

Kumbarilla Renewable Energy Park – Stage 1

Stage 1 of the Kumbarilla Renewable Energy Park development in the Western Downs region of Queensland includes the intention to build pilot-scale renewables-based hydrogen production facilities for on-site R&D purposes.

Main proponents:


Main end-use classification:

Onsite research and development (R&D) – Stage 1


Under development (hydrogen component – Stage 1)

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:

Korea Midland Power Co. Ltd (KOMIPO)

Production details:

Pilot-scale plant of 250-kilowatt (kW) electrolysis capacity – Stage 1


Queensland, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

Kumbarilla Renewable Energy Park targets development of a 2-stage solar farm development, with the intention to include renewables-based hydrogen production facilities.

Stage 1 includes a 100 MWp solar farm, presently under construction, which would provide 220 GWh of electricity to local industries in Queensland. The intention is to also include as part of Stage 1 development, pilot- scale (renewables-based) hydrogen production facilities with 250 kW electrolysis capacity, to be used for on-site R&D.

Further development of the Park, Stage 2, would consist of an additional 100 MWp solar farm with an intention of including hydrogen production facilities with 80 MW electrolysis capacity.

Archiving note: with a focus on hydrogen-related R&D activities in the first stage (and indications that onsite R&D activities may have a timeframe of years) the project would seem to best sit in HyResearch, such transfer would occur when further information emerges on overall project timing and development approvals for the hydrogen component of Stage 1.


Reviewed: August 2023