Australia – EnergyAustralia is expanding its existing Tallawarra power station in the Illawarra region, following an agreement reached with the Government of New South Wales.
Tallawarra B will be Australia’s first net zero emissions hydrogen and gas capable power plant, with direct carbon emissions from the project offset over its operational life. EnergyAustralia will offer to buy 200,000kg of green hydrogen per year from 2025.
“We thank the New South Wales Government for its support for Tallawarra B. It means the station will be operating in time for the summer of 2023/24, following the closure of the Liddell power station, and it will help to kick start the green hydrogen industry,” said Managing Director, Catherine Tanna.
The peaking power station will be capable of using a blend of green hydrogen and natural gas, with the power plant’s greenhouse gas emissions to be fully offset over its operational life. The power station will deliver reliable power to around 150,000 homes, contribute $300 million to the economy and create 250 paid jobs during construction.