With the support of ARENA*, we conducted a feasibility study into a 10 MW hydrogen demonstration plant at Stanwell Power Station.

The study investigated the production of hydrogen through electrolysis, which uses an electrical current to split water and create hydrogen, with oxygen as the only by-product. The purchase of energy from renewable energy projects in the region to deliver a carbon neutral hydrogen product was a critical component of the study.

The study found that current domestic pricing for green hydrogen would not cover the high capital costs of electrolysers. Without grant funding to cover this gap, the economic feasibility of this project is challenging and not commercial at this time. The feasibility study identified Central Queensland as an ideal hydrogen development and export location.

Details of the feasibility study and its outcomes are available in the Demonstration Plant Feasibility Study Report.

*The feasibility study received funding from ARENA as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.