Mitchell Park has been chosen because of its proximity to our hydrogen production facility in the Tonsley Innovation District. The area also represents a good sample of typical Australian homes.
Residents living in the area bounded by Alawoona Ave, the railway line, Sturt River and Sturt Road, along with a small section on the western side of Marion Road receive the blended 5% renewable gas.
Residents involved in the project were first informed via a letterbox drop in July 2019. You can also see which houses are included in the map below. If you are unsure, please contact us.Map of demonstration area
Hydrogen has a lower heating value than natural gas, this means hydrogen carries slightly less energy for the same volume. As a result, people in this demonstration will need a slightly higher volume of blended gas to provide the same amount of energy compared to using natural gas.
AGN make a billing adjustment to ensure customers do not have to pay more than if they were using natural gas.
If you have questions about your billing that haven't been answered here, contact us.
Your appliances will continue to work safely and reliably on blended 5% renewable gas.
The characteristics of the blended 5% renewable gas supplied as part of this project are consistent with those set out for natural gas within the Australian Standard.
Any appliances sold in Australia are subject to testing to ensure they work safely and reliably with natural gas. They are tested with varying gas compositions to account for the varying sources of natural gas supplied around Australia. One of these “limit” gas compositions already contains 13% hydrogen, and therefore all certified household gas appliances sold in Australia have undergone a range of safety tests with this level of hydrogen.
We are also undertaking our own appliance testing program in which an Australian certified laboratory tested Australian appliances with various percentages of hydrogen. Initial test results indicate that appliances will work safety and reliably with a 5% hydrogen blend.
This is consistent with literature and international projects which are supplying up to 20% hydrogen blends.