A potential design of a Renewable Hydrogen Target for electricity generation on the South West Interconnected System has been released for consultation, with stakeholders encouraged to comment on the potential design.
The Western Australian Government is implementing the Renewable Hydrogen Strategy to support the growth of the state’s renewable hydrogen industry.
As part of the strategy, electricity retailers would be required to procure a certain percentage of electricity fuelled by renewable hydrogen, creating a local market which would support emerging hydrogen projects and improve grid stability.
Western Australia’s Hydrogen Industry Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, said the state has the renewable energy resources and skills to become a world-leading renewable hydrogen producer.
“A Renewable Hydrogen Target for electricity generation on the South West Interconnected System is important to stimulating demand and getting renewable hydrogen generation projects kick-started.
“Work is continuing on a broader renewable hydrogen certificate scheme which will provide a broader range of opportunities for local producers.
“This first piece of the Renewable Hydrogen Target represents an opportunity to get an early start on demand stimulation.”
Stakeholder input will be crucial to supporting the long-term growth of a local renewable hydrogen industry and maximising the benefits to Western Australia.
Energy Policy WA is seeking feedback from interested stakeholders on the proposed design of the Renewable Hydrogen Target.
Western Australian Energy Minister, Bill Johnston, said the State Government is committed to developing Western Australia’s hydrogen industry and supporting plans for a low carbon future.
“Public consultation is important in ensuring the design of the Renewable Hydrogen Target for electricity generation is fit-for-purpose.
“This is a great opportunity for all interested stakeholders to have their say and assist in creating demand for hydrogen.”
The consultation process closes 5pm Thursday 10 November 2022 and Design work is expected to be finalised by 2023.