Western Australian Feasibility Study

Hydrogen

Evolving to meet changing energy needs

Western Australia is the most energy and gas dependent economy in Australia with natural gas contributing up to 50% of primary energy usage and fueling approximately 50% of the State’s electricity generation.

We are committed to lowering emissions energy across Australia and across the gas value chain. With this in mind, understanding the role of Western Australia’s most important piece of domestic gas infrastructure is key.

The backbone of energy infrastructure in the west

The Dampier-Bunbury natural gas pipeline (DBP), one of the largest capacity natural gas pipelines in Australia, stretching approximately 1,600 kilometres to delivering upwards of 90% of the total natural gas used for homes and businesses including its major centres such as Perth. The pipeline has been in continuous operation since 1984.

As Western Australia moves towards carbon neutrality by 2050, the DBP is strategically located to store and transport hydrogen produced in the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid-West regions into the commercial and industrial hubs of the greater Perth and peel regions. 

 

About the study

The Government of Western Australia has provided grant support of $216,000  through its Renewable Hydrogen Fund to conduct the 18-month study which will determine if and how the DBP can introduce hydrogen into its mix.

More specifically, our work will focus on the potential to introduce hydrogen into the feedstock of the DBP mainline and laterals. In addition to this technical assessment we will develop a roadmap to assist in the development of regulations for hydrogen blended gas within Western Australia.

The outcomes of the feasibility study enable us to service emerging demand from other energy sector players keen to participate in hydrogen-based development and supply chain initiatives.

"AGIG recognises that we have a responsibility to decarbonise natural gas transmission assets. This study will be a pre-requisite for the mooted gradual introduction of hydrogen, potentially at several different concentrations, into the DBP.” Ben Wilson, CEO AGIG

 

Timeline

• January 2020: Project start date

• September 2021: Project completion date

  

Find out More

AGIG media release


Contact: Tawake Rakai tawake.rakai@agig.com.au

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