International organizations have submitted a total of 29 proposals to assist South Australia in implementing its Hydrogen Jobs Plan in response to the market’s overwhelming demand for the delivery of the key election promise.
The request for proposals to construct the state’s hydrogen power plant, production facilities, and storage facilities in Whyalla by December 2025 closed last week. Organizations from across Europe, North, and South America, and the Asia Pacific, including here in Australia, submitted responses in an effort to help South Australia become a leader in the green hydrogen industry.
Representatives from significant renewable energy businesses, equipment manufacturers, and technology providers were included in the proposals submitted.
In order to award contracts early in the second half of 2023, a thorough and involved review procedure is currently underway.
Being significant players in the growth of the state’s renewable energy and green hydrogen sectors, the South Australian government continues to respectfully interact with the local Aboriginal communities.
This week at Port Augusta, there is an Aboriginal Renewable Energy Forum in South Australia. The forum, which started on Sunday and ends today, is a chance for Aboriginal organizations and the government of South Australia to cooperate in order to make sure the advantages of renewable energy projects in South Australia are shared.
The state’s Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Act, which will guarantee that our pipeline of projects is developed in a socially and environmentally sustainable way, is helping to establish the foundation for the Hydrogen Jobs Plan.
Energy and Mines Minister Koutsantonis said: Our state has a great opportunity to lead the world in the supply and production of renewable energy.
“In just under 16 years, South Australia has gone from relying heavily on coal for energy to long stretches where renewable sources produce more than enough electricity to cover the entire state’s demand.
Office of Hydrogen Power SA CEO Sam Crafter stated: Developing a green hydrogen sector is an excellent potential for South Australia, much as we did with energy storage when we created the first huge battery, which has since been extensively imitated. This chance is without a doubt amazing.
About 60 expressions of interest were submitted for the market sounding process last year, which requested proposals from businesses on the technical, system, and commercial project approaches for the hydrogen facility. The fact that we have now received nearly 30 formal proposals demonstrates the level of interest and enthusiasm in Australia and around the world for the South Australian Government’s plans.