Torrens Island Green Hydrogen Hub   

March 28th, 2024

Torrens Island Green Hydrogen Hub  

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) is leading a consortium of industry partners in examining the feasibility of development of a green hydrogen production facility at its Torrens Island site.

Main proponents:

AGL Energy Limited (AGL: consortium lead), Osaka Gas Australia, INPEX Corporation, Brickworks, Flinders Port, Adbri, SK ecoplant, Spark Renewables

Main end-use classification: 

Under evaluation


Under development

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

Under evaluation


South Australia, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

In June 2022, AGL announced that a feasibility study would review the commercial and technical feasibility of establishing a renewable hydrogen hub and the production of hydrogen-derived products at AGL’s Torrens Island site, as well as mapping key operational and commercial plans for the project and outlining the development of a production timeline.

AGL is seeking to transition its Torrens Island site to an integrated industrial energy hub following the decommissioning of its long-standing Torrens A and B power generating units (Torrens A final unit closed in 2022, Torrens B planned closure is in 2026), completion of the (gas-fired) Barker Inlet Power Station in 2019 (built adjacent to the Torrens Island B station) and development of a 250 MW / 250 MWh battery on the site (the opening of which was announced in August 2023).

The feasibility study explored a wide range of end uses, including early potential for co-firing hydrogen at the Barker Inlet Power Station, the creation of 100% green gas networks for industry, and the development of low-carbon chemicals and future fuels across the whole supply chain from the production of renewables-based hydrogen to export uses.

Discussions are ongoing with the project partners exploring a number of different options for green hydrogen-related projects at Torrens Island.


Updated: March 2024