Western Sydney Green Hydrogen Hub
This project will demonstrate the effectiveness of green hydrogen in helping to achieve NSW 2030 emission targets.
Green hydrogen will be produced from renewably sourced solar and wind power. After being blended with existing natural gas, the hydrogen will be used in homes and businesses in Western Sydney.
The green hydrogen produced at the hub will initially provide enough energy to meet the cooking, heating, and hot water requirements of around 250 homes. Excess hydrogen will be stored and used to generate electricity for the grid when needed.
Located in Horsley Park within the Western Sydney Parklands area, the hub is near a mix of industrial and residential areas, making it an ideal location for the project. The region is also experiencing economic development with the growth of the Parramatta CBD and construction of Western Sydney Airport.
The project is co-funded by Jemena and ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency) and will start injecting green hydrogen into the gas network in late 2021.
The Jemena gas distribution network is the largest in NSW. It delivers gas to over 1.4m customers across Greater Sydney and regional areas via a network of over 25,000km of buried pipelines.
ARENA is the government agency responsible for supporting the transition to net zero emissions by accelerating innovation, to benefit Australian consumers and businesses.