We are in Phase 2 of the project, with the electrolyser now being installed and commissioning of the production facility to take place shortly.
First production at site was achieved in late 2020, with supply of blended gas via the networks expected in the first quarter of 2021.
A significant milestone was celebrated with first production of renewable hydrogen taking place during commissioning of its key component, a 1.25 MW electrolyser.
It marked both AGIG and South Australia's first ever production of renewable hydrogen, in line with their aligned vision to develop this exciting future industry.
AGIG’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Wilson, said the milestone is particularly commended noting the significant efforts of all key stakeholders to progress works at site despite the challenges to travel and supply chains presented by COVID-19.
In consultation with our partners, the challenges of COVID-19 during commissioning with technical staff from overseas and interstate has pushed back our schedule and we have made the decision to pause the final stages of commissioning until after the Christmas season. This would allow those personnel to take time and meet any mandatory quarantine requirements to travel back home.
This decision means we have reforecast our aim to deliver Australia's first renewable gas blend to households from 2020 to the first quarter of 2021 and we look forward to resuming the final stages of commissioning in early 2021.