A globally significant decarbonisation project
Hydrogen Park Murray Valley (HyP Murray Valley) will deliver Australia’s largest blended gas project and start to decarbonise Australia’s two largest state gas networks. This is in line with Victorian and New South Wales Governments targets of net zero emissions by 2050, and customer expectations of delivering lowest cost carbon emission reductions.
It aligns with our vision for a renewable gas future and 10% renewable gas across our networks by 2030.
Image: Artist impression of the HyP Murray Valley production facility.
About Hydrogen Park Murray Valley
Enabled by $32.1m grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the $44m project is being developed by Australian Gas Networks and partners ENGIE.
Located alongside North East Water’s West Wodonga Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWWTP), the 10MW electrolyser would use water from the WWWTP and renewable electricity from AusNet’s electricity distribution network to produce a renewable hydrogen.
Renewable hydrogen from the facility will be blended with natural gas, at volumes of up to 10% for supply to the gas distribution networks supplying Wodonga and Albury – more than 40,000 connections; it can also supply industry and transport markets. The facility also produces oxygen gas which can be supplied to the nearby WWWTP for use in their processes.
The interconnected nature of the project with the WWWTP and the large market reach makes HyP Murray Valley a first for Australia and a project of global significance.
The Australian Hydrogen Centre selected Wodonga as the most suitable location to develop this blending project through a multi-criteria analysis of more than 30 potential areas. The location choice considered the characteristics of the gas network and associated infrastructure to deliver a renewable hydrogen production hub in Wodonga that is aimed at decarbonising local gas supply, industry and the transport sector.
Work is currently focussed on engineering, design and approval activities as we work towards an internal investment decision (Final Investment Decision, FID) before mid-2022. Production from the facility is expected to commence in the second half of 2023.
Q2 2021 – Awarded funding by ARENA
Q2 2022 – Final Investment Decision
Q4 2022 – Construction starts
Q4 2023 – First production
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