Wollongong is emerging as a clean and low-carbon energy hub with more than $12.5 billion of investment in large sale hydrogen production, gas-fired power generation, offshore wind farm, gas pipeline and terminal infrastructure either planned or already operating across the Illawarra Shoalhaven region.
These transformative projects and assets are, and will be, the cornerstone investments in NSW and Australia’s decarbonised energy future.
Key projects include:
Zero-emissions hydrogen produced from renewable sources has the potential to rapidly decarbonise our electricity and transport networks, and there are global efforts to accelerate the commercialisation of hydrogen technology.
The NSW Government has identified the Illawarra region with Port Kembla selected as one of two green hydrogen hubs across the state, with $70 million allocated for hydrogen hub development.
In order to build a world class hydrogen hub ecosystem, the Port Kembla Hydrogen Hub working group has been established which aims to maximise the opportunities through:
The Port Kembla Hydrogen Hub is promoting Port Kembla as an ideal location for ongoing investment into large-scale clean energy hydrogen production based on the following advantages:
Over the last five years, Wollongong City Council has embarked on significant environmental policy development and partnerships to address the ongoing threat of climate change and promote a clean energy future.
A summary of Council’s recent activities is as follows:
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