$8.9 million

Key Dates :

Construction starts Aug 2021. Commissioning Dec 2021

Benefits :

Preserve our pristine regions by exploring renewable energy.

Project overview

Traditionally, remote communities are powered by diesel-generated microgrids. With this project, we’re testing if renewable hydrogen energy can be used to produce baseload power. The power supply for the hydrogen demonstration plant will come from a dedicated solar farm, with the plant expected to generate 526MWh per year, enough power for up to 100 homes.

We’ve secured $5.7m funding from the WA State Government and $2.6m from ARENA to build the plant in Denham, but this project will benefit all regional communities as we research and test the most effective way to move towards 100% renewable energy systems.

Find out more about the project in our fact sheets or send us an email.

    What's happening now

    Community session

    Thank you to everyone who attended our community engagement session on Thursday, 25 March at the Shark Bay Bowling Sport and Recreation Club.

    We were delighted to share the details about this exciting project with you and listen to your comments and concerns.

    Check out our fact sheets for all the guff, or send us your questions.

    What's happening now

    Contract awarded

    We’ve awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Hybrid Systems Australia.

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    National support

    This exciting project has been made possible thanks to funding received from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) – Advancing Renewables Program and the Government of Western Australia.

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    What does this mean for my community?

    Creating Zero-Hydrocarbon Towns
    An important step in offsetting diesel consumption and reducing local carbon emissions.
    Pilot Location for Renewable Tech
    Leveraging local suppliers as Denham becomes a hub for innovative renewables.