APA proposes to study readiness of Victoria's gas grid for hydrogen blends
Australian power and gas infrastructure company APA Group (ASX:APA) has proposed to conduct a test to evaluate the possibility of carrying hydrogen blends through Victoria’s high pressure gas transmission system.
The focus of the proposed study is testing 39 sections of the Victorian network under pressurised hydrogen conditions, APA said.
“We expect this study to help us identify which parts of the network are suitable for hydrogen blends,” said APA CEO and managing director Rob Wheals.
The study, and expenditure for it, will need to be approved by the Australian Energy Regulator. If approved, the new study will draw from APA’s tests in Western Australia where the company is investing whether a section of the gas pipeline there can transport 100% hydrogen.
“Our work in Western Australia will significantly reduce the costs of the proposed Victorian study as a result of the advancements we have already made in partnership with Future Fuels CRC and the University of Wollongong,” Wheals added.
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