Case study: Chinchilla Hydrogen Plant

Energy Darling Downs South West

The Queensland Government is set to build a renewable hydrogen plant near Chinchilla in the next two years.

The new hydrogen plant will be owned by the state government and will produce 50,000kg of renewable hydrogen each year.

The hydrogen produced will use “behind the meter” renewable energy rather than power from the grid, in a demonstration that traditional sectors can innovate and expand their market offering.

The plant will be built beside the highly efficient Kogan Creek Power Station and will include the co-location of a solar farm, battery, hydrogen electrolyser and hydrogen fuel cell.

Construction expected to commence in 2022 and commissioning in early 2023.