National Hydrogen Strategy
At the December 2018 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council meeting, Energy Ministers from all Australian jurisdictions accepted a proposal from Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel to develop a National Hydrogen Strategy for 2020-2030.
South Australia is represented on the COAG Energy Council by The Honourable Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, Minister for Energy and Mining.
South Australia is contributing to the development of a National Hydrogen Strategy with representatives across all work streams, and leading a kick-start project on blending up to 10 per cent hydrogen with natural gas in domestic gas networks.
Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy is scheduled to be presented to Energy Ministers for approval in December 2019.
South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan will be the primary mechanism through which South Australia contributes to the implementation of a future National Hydrogen Strategy, with a focus on being a supplier-of-choice for certified renewable hydrogen.
Australian Government hydrogen reports
Hydrogen for Australia’s Future (August 2018)
The Hydrogen Strategy Group led by Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist, released its briefing paper to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council Ministers on Hydrogen for Australia’s Future. The briefing paper discussed the scope of Australia’s hydrogen potential and framed the discussion for a national strategy.
CSIRO National Hydrogen Roadmap (August 2018)
The primary objective of the CSIRO National Hydrogen Roadmap was to provide a blueprint for the development of a hydrogen industry in Australia. With several activities already underway, it was designed to help inform the next series of investment amongst various stakeholder groups so that the industry can continue to scale in a coordinated manner.
Opportunities for Australia from Hydrogen Exports (August 2018)
Prepared for ARENA by ACIL Allen Consulting, this report identified opportunities for Australia to export hydrogen to help meet the potential future global demand. Four countries – Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore – were identified as prospective markets for Australian hydrogen by 2025.