Western Sydney Power to Gas Trial given the green light
Sydney homes and businesses could use “green gas” in as little as five years for their cooking, heating, and hot water, thanks to a new renewable gas trial
Jemena has received approval from the NSW Government for its $15 million Western Sydney Green Gas (WSGG) Project – Australia’s largest hydrogen demonstration project.
Jemena owns and operates a diverse portfolio of energy assets across the east coast of Australia. Adding to their $11 billion plus worth of major utility infrastructure, the WSGG project will utilise solar and wind power to generate hydrogen gas which will be used for cooking, hot water, and heating across Jemena’s New South Wales gas network.
The project will also evaluate the application of hydrogen in the transport sector as well as the storage capabilities of Jemena’s New South Wales gas distribution network. Hydrogen is carbon-neutral and produces water when used as a fuel source.
The project will be co-funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) who has committed $7.5 million in funding for the project.
Jemena spokesperson, Michael Pintabona said, the Western Sydney Green Gas project is the crucial next step in bringing renewable hydrogen gas into the New South Wales network.
The project will see the first electrolyser in New South Wales installed later this year to generate hydrogen from solar and wind power.
The project’s target starting date has been confirmed as early next year.