SA plans complete hydrogen economy

The South Australian Government has released a hydrogen action plan outlining the goal for a 100 per cent renewable hydrogen economy.

According to the Hydrogen Action Plan – unveiled earlier this week – the expansive areas available for renewable energy generation projects within SA mean that there is no place better positioned in the world to produce, consume and export 100 per cent green hydrogen.

SA is currently Australia’s leading mainland state for renewable energy with more than 50 per cent of its electricity needs already being sourced from its wind and solar resources.

Once hydrogen is produced using renewable energy, it can be blended into gas networks, used in transport or reconverted back to grid electricity when needed, making it an affordable and reliable choice for SA consumers.

This energy market positions SA at the forefront of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy, with the aspiration to be a net 100 per cent renewable energy producer in the 2030s.

In the report, Premier of SA Steven Marshall and Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said now is the right time to step up the development of a hydrogen economy, with the government committed to unlocking SA’s renewable hydrogen potential.

For more information visit the Hydrogen Action Plan website.

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