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Australia’s first net zero emissions, hydrogen/gas power plant gets the green light.

EnergyAustralia has announced that the expansion of its existing Tallawarra power station in the Illawarra region is proceeding, following an agreement reached with the Government of New South Wales.

Tallawarra B will be Australia’s first net zero emissions hydrogen and gas capable power plant, with direct carbon emissions from the project offset over its operational life. EnergyAustralia will offer to buy 200,000kg of green hydrogen per year from 2025.

The 300+ megawatt power station will be powering New South Wales homes and businesses in time for summer, following Liddell power station’s retirement.

Not only will the new power station deliver reliable power to around 150,000 homes but it will also contribute $300 million to the economy and create 250 well-paid jobs during construction.

“EnergyAustralia has a goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. Today we provide further evidence of another energy project that can help keep the lights on for customers with reliable, affordable, and cleaner energy,” Managing Director Catherine Tanna said.