Western Green Energy Hub

February 26th, 2024

Western Green Energy Hub

This project has areas within the shires of Dundas and the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in south-east Western Australia. It is planned as a phased, large-scale hybrid wind and solar development built to meet mainly export-related hydrogen vectors demand.

Main proponents:

InterContinental Energy, CWP Global, Mirning Traditional Lands Aboriginal Corporation

Main end-use classification:

Export markets main target


Under development

Estimated cost:

Around AUD$100 billion at full capacity

Other involvement:


Production details:

Up to 3.5 million tonnes of renewables-based hydrogen vectors per annum at full capacity


Western Australia, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

The project proponents have announced plans for a phased, very-large hybrid wind and solar development over 15,000 square kilometres in south-east Western Australia. When fully operational, it could produce up to 50 gigawatts (GW) of renewables-based power.

Infrastructure for the planned project would be developed in stages over a 20-year period and at full operations would have the capacity to produce up to 3.5 million tonnes of renewables-based hydrogen vectors per annum.

The planned output would be targeted mainly for the export market as the ‘green fuels’ market expands during the 2030s. As well, the project would have the capability to supply domestic end-use markets.

First production from the project would be anticipated during early 2030 and at full capacity could cost around AUD$100 billion.

In December 2021, the Western Australian Government announced the project would receive Lead Agency Services from the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. An application for Commonwealth Government Major Project Status is to be submitted shortly (as at time of writing).

In July 2023, it was announced that the Western Green Energy Hub and Korea Electric Power Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards a Joint Development Agreement for the production of renewables-based hydrogen in Australia.


Updated: February 2024