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Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP Minister for Energy and Mining.

A landmark study into the production and export of large-scale clean hydrogen will demonstrate how to unlock investment and employment opportunities across South Australia’s energy sector.

A consortium comprising KPMG and WSP has been selected as the preferred supplier of the hydrogen export modelling tool and prospectus.

The $1 million study will examine locations for hydrogen production and export, volume of supply, the needs of potential hydrogen supply chain infrastructure and the costs associated with developing a commercial-scale hydrogen export industry within South Australia.

“Evaluating the viability of broad-scale clean hydrogen production and export would support South Australia to become a global centre of excellence in hydrogen development,” said Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan.

“The study findings, due in October will inform an online modelling tool and prospectus that will promote South Australia’s standing as a world-class development hub and a leading renewable hydrogen producer and supplier to the world.

“The modelling tool and detailed prospectus will also assist international hydrogen customers, infrastructure developers and potential investors to make investment decisions about developing clean hydrogen export projects in South Australia.

“There was an enthusiastic response to the call for ideas and designs for this study, with more than 20 high-quality applications received from potential suppliers across Australia, Asia and Europe.”

KPMG National Leader for Power & Utilities, Dr Matt Pearce, said he welcomed the opportunity to help South Australia secure its place at the forefront of the global energy transition.

“This work will help the state capture commercial opportunities associated with the export of hydrogen, a low carbon future fuel, and KPMG is excited to work with the South Australian Government to help secure economic growth from new energy innovation”.

WSP General Manager Resources & Energy, Nick Flanagan, said KPMG and WSP are pleased to be appointed by the Department for Energy and Mining to undertake the South Australian export study, modelling tool and prospectus that will progress to a robust investment pipeline of projects.

“The WSP team brings deep hydrogen expertise, local infrastructure knowledge and access to international networks – and this will be crucial to attracting the investment required to establish South Australia’s role as a leader in the global hydrogen supply chain.”

For more information on this study visit the Renewables SA website

Friday 21 August 2020