- $4 billion industry response to hydrogen hubs - read the media release
- Hume Hydrogen Highway partnership announced - read the media release
- Learn more about our Hydrogen Strategy and hydrogen hubs.
- View a map of the East Coast Hydrogen Refuelling Network
We are committed to supporting a thriving green hydrogen industry in NSW. This will help pave the way for a net zero emissions future while driving economic growth. It will help us:
- reduce our carbon emissions in hard-to-abate sectors
- improve air quality
- grow and diversify our economy
- create new jobs
- improve our energy security
- provide businesses with more choices to increase revenue and reduce emissions.
To create the framework needed to fully realise these opportunities, we have released the NSW Hydrogen Strategy and launched the hydrogen hubs initiative. We are also working towards developing a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure network in NSW.
These initiatives are part of the Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030, which is the foundation for NSW's action on climate change and goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
The NSW Hydrogen Strategy sets out our vision and path for developing a thriving hydrogen industry in NSW.
- The policies set out in the Strategy aim to:
- reduce the cost of green hydrogen by $5.80 per kg in the next decade
- provide up to $3 billion of incentives to support industry development
- deliver our 2030 stretch targets of 110,000 tonnes of annual green hydrogen production and 700MW of electrolyser capacity
- drive decarbonisation in the hard to abate transport, industrial and energy sectors to help us reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Up to $150 million in grant funding is available to support the development of hydrogen hubs in the Hunter and Illawarra regions. These hubs will support the establishment and growth of green hydrogen industries in NSW. The NSW Government has set a target of increasing electrolyser capacity to 700 megawatts (MW) by 2030. To achieve this, a competitive process is underway to award grant funding to support and encourage hydrogen hub development.
This initiative will help kick-start new hydrogen markets, grow local supply chains and develop the skills required to create a thriving hydrogen economy in NSW.
While the initiative is focused on developing hubs in the Illawarra and Hunter regions, it also aims to support hydrogen industries in other strategic locations across NSW. This includes areas such as the NSW Government Special Activation Precincts and Renewable Energy Zones.
Expressions of interest for hydrogen hub projects are now closed and 10 projects have been shortlisted to progress to the full application stage. To support the initiative, registrations of interest are being sought from existing or potential hydrogen consumers. For more details including eligibility and how to apply, visit our hydrogen hubs page.
Through the Strategy, we are committed to supporting the development of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure along our major interstate highways. This includes a Memorandum of Understanding with the Victorian and Queensland governments for an east coast hydrogen refuelling network.
Hume Hydrogen Highway initiative
As part of the east coast hydrogen refuelling network, we have partnered with the Victorian Government to jointly fund a $20 million hydrogen refuelling initiative. This is a unique opportunity for our two state governments to work together to establish Australia’s first hydrogen refuelling corridor.
This joint initiative will transform our broader transport sector by unlocking a new market with large scaling potential. It will also create new hydrogen consumers to drive investment in NSW’s green hydrogen economy.
Applications are expected to open around mid-2022. We will update this page with further details in the coming months.
If you have any queries about the hydrogen refuelling network, please email the hydrogen team at hydrogen [at] planning.nsw.gov.au.
If you have any queries about hydrogen or any information on this page, email the hydrogen team at hydrogen [at] planning.nsw.gov.au.