This project aims to reduce the amount of carbon in our gas supply network.
South Australia is working towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and Australia is working to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) to between 26 to 28% below 2005 levels by 2030.
We can secure a cleaner energy future by using renewable or carbon neutral gas, such as hydrogen.
At Australian Gas Networks (AGN) we own and operate the gas distribution network (gas network) in South Australia. Retailers use our network to transport gas to homes and businesses.
At HyP SA we’ll produce renewable hydrogen, a clean burning gas.
Operations will begin during the first quarter of 2021, after which we will supply approximately 710 properties near HyP SA with a blend of up to 5% renewable hydrogen in natural gas, delivered through the existing gas network, as part of a five-year demonstration.
At this time, we will also commence supplying to industry via tube trailers (long storage tubes on the back of semi-trailers).
Residents involved in the project have been informed and won't see any change to the quality of gas they receive or service form their retailer, nor will they pay any more than what they do for 100% natural gas. It's also as safe as the current natural gas supply.
When hydrogen is burned there are no CO2 emissions.
Blending renewable hydrogen with natural gas allows us to lower carbon emissions and still deliver energy safely and reliably.
The Australian energy sector is undergoing change. One of the main reasons is that we're trying to remove or reduce carbon from our energy sources to lower the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Using natural gas in your home is already cleaner than grid power generation but the gas sector can play an even bigger role in reducing carbon by using renewable or carbon neutral gas.
The most common renewable gas sources are:
Hydrogen (produced renewably, as per our project)
Biomethane (gas produced from waste materials)
These gases can be blended into or substituted for existing natural gas, to progressively move towards a 100% renewable gas supply.
Find out more about the benefits of hydrogen and why we're undertaking this project.