South Australia to Build the World’s Biggest Green Electrolyzer and Hydrogen Power Plant

By: | February 9th, 2023

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Much-hyped commodity Green hydrogen is hydrogen generated by renewable energy from low-carbon power. Many believe green hydrogen is a miracle solution for countries seeking to decarbonize their economies.

Now the South Australian government has announced that it is ready to build the world’s largest green electrolyzer and hydrogen power plant.

The 250 MW hydrogen electrolyzer will be fed by an electrolysis facility, which will be at least ten times larger than any other operating plant in the world. The large amounts of hydrogen it will produce will be stored on-site.

South Australia has made impressive gains in decarbonization

South Australia presently gets nearly 70% of all its energy from wind and solar. It plans to cross the 100% threshold well before 2030.

By building the world’s first grid-level big battery plant back in 2017, the state has already established itself as a world leader in grid-level energy storage as well as renewable generation.

By constructing these industry-leading projects, South Australia hopes to attract international business which will further pave the way for much larger projects.

Sam Crafter, the CEO of the Office of Hydrogen Power in South Australia who will lead the project, calls the plan basic but bold.

“It will be .. the launching pad to get to those larger scale projects that the industry is rushing towards,” he says. “So, we think that’s an advantage that we have there.”

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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