This is a series of three reports that study the feasiblity of establishing green hydrogen production in specific regional towns in Victoria and South Australia, in order to to blend it for distribution to customers on the existing natural gas networks.
The Australian Hydrogen Centre (AHC) is a joint project between its members to investigate the commercial potential of hydrogen blending in the gas distribution network.
As a first step, the AHC undertook a detailed feasibility study to inject up to 10 per cent hydrogen blended gas into the gas distribution networks of selected regional towns in South Australia and Victoria.
Each study was based on establishing green hydrogen production in each town with a 10 MW electrolyser capacity. The feasibility considerations covered in the study include existing types of gas consumers and their demand profiles, capacity of the existing gas distribution network to carry hydrogen blends, regulatory and market requirements and non-blending use-cases for the hydrogen.