- It is a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant that will be constructed next to CS Energy’s Kogan Creek Power Station near Chinchilla. The hydrogen plant will include the co-location of a solar farm, battery, hydrogen electrolyser, hydrogen fuel cell, storage and out loading facility.
- This project supports CS Energy’s revenue diversification strategy and follows the company’s involvement in QUT’s multi-party hydrogen process research and development project at Redlands.
- The aim is to produce renewable hydrogen and provide energy and other grid services while gaining expertise from an operational hydrogen project from production, storage, transport and handling. The project will also help grow the emerging hydrogen industry in Queensland.
- It’s expected to create up to 10 jobs in the construction phase and 1 – 2 jobs in the operational phase, together with the opportunity for cross transfer of existing skills at the Kogan Creek Power Station from time to time. In addition, CS Energy has partnered with Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise on a hydrogen skills mapping exercise that will ensure that existing skills in the region can be utilised to support the growing hydrogen supply chain.
- The Kogan Renewable Hydrogen Project will ensure CS Energy has the technical capability to enter the hydrogen market once it becomes more commercially viable. The project will be one of the first renewable hydrogen projects to come online in Queensland, with the first hydrogen expected to be produced in 2023.