Western Green Energy Hub

January 29th, 2022

Western Green Energy Hub

This project, which would cover the shires of Dundas and the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in south-east Western Australia, involves a very large-scale hybrid wind and solar development planned to be built in phases to meet domestic and export hydrogen/ammonia demand.

Main proponents:

InterContinental Energy, CWP Global, Mining Green Energy Limited

Main end-use classification:

Domestic and export markets

Status:

Under development

Estimated cost:

Around AUD$100 billion at full capacity (media reports)

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Over 3 million tonnes of renewable-based hydrogen or around 20 million tonnes of (renewable-based) ammonia per annum at full capacity

Location:

Western Australia, Australia

Announced funding:

 

Project description

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

The project would be developed in stages and at full operations could produce over 3 million tonnes of renewable-based hydrogen or around 20 million tonnes of (renewable-based) ammonia. The output would supply both domestic and export markets as the ‘green fuels’ market continues to expand post-2030.

Press reports indicate that first production from the project would be anticipated by 2030 (with the option of constructing an offshore facility to transfer fuels to ships to be evaluated) 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.

 

Updated: January 2022