The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) is supporting the State Government’s focus on a renewable hydrogen industry for Western Australia (WA).
Renewable Hydrogen is an emerging technology that will play an important part in WA’s energy future.
The WA Renewable Hydrogen Strategy was launched by the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, in July 2019. The Strategy sets out the State Government’s strategic areas of focus for the development of the industry in WA.
The Strategy aims to harness WA's comparative advantages which include world-class renewable energy resources, vast land mass and proud history of exporting energy to international markets.
The Strategy will drive WA's position as a major producer and exporter of renewable hydrogen.
In September 2019, the WA Government opened a $10million Renewable Hydrogen Fund to drive a new job-creating industry harnessing the State’s renewable resources. Grants from $300,000 to $3 million are available for feasibility studies, demonstration or capital works projects. The application process is either a one-stage or a two-stage process depending on the nature of your proposal.
In 2020, WA’s Renewable Hydrogen Unit
will be transitioning from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to JTSI to continue the implementation of renewable hydrogen strategies.