Project

East Kimberley Green Energy Project

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective

The East Kimberley Green Energy Project is a proposed green hydrogen and ammonia facility in East Kimberley, Western Australia.

The project involves the development of approximately one gigawatt of solar PV, combined with approximately 20 megawatts of hydro energy from the existing Ord Hydro Power Plant at Lake Argyle, approximately 70 kilometres south of Kununurra. 

The hydro and solar energy would be used to produce approximately 40,000 to 50,000 tonnes per annam of hydrogen on nearby MG Corporation land. 

The renewable hydrogen would be transported by a 120 kilometre pipeline to Wyndham and is expected to produce 180,000 to 250,000 tonnes per annam of ammonia.  

 

Key Dates

Jul 2023 Project Announcement
2026 Expected Construction Commencement
2028 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government

ARENA has provided a $1.7 million grant for Stage One of a $3.3 million feasability study. 

PROJECT HISTORY

Jul 2023 The Aboriginal Clean Energy Partnership, comprising Balanggara Aboriginal Corporation, MG Corporation, Kimberly Land Council, and Pollination, announced plans to develop the East Kimberley Clean Energy project. The Project will be delivered through a land title equity arrangement, where traditional owners will hold an equity share in the project.
Mar 2024 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency announced $1.7 million in funding to Stage One of the feasibility studies for the facility. Stage One of the feasibility study will have a total cost of $3.3 million and focuses on progressing project design.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Other |
Location
Western Australia |
Resources
Government resources
ARENA project page
CSIRO project page
Media releases
2024/03/19