Boundary Power is excited to be awarded funding in the Victorian Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund, under the Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Plan.

Boundary Power, a joint venture between Western Australian utility, Horizon Power, and Australian-owned and operated engineering industry leader, Ampcontrol, has been successful in their application to the Victorian Government for funding. The Renewable Hydrogen Stand-alone Power System (SAPS) Demonstration Project which will deliver a demonstration SAPS plant that will convert solar power into hydrogen and use that hydrogen to generate electricity during power outages or in remote areas that are not served by the grid. This will be a first-of-its-kind plant in Australia.

Boundary Power Director, Rod Henderson, said this was an exciting outcome for Boundary Power, in a time when hydrogen is showing such promise.

“Our award-winning Solar Qube® SAPS is already a one of its kind thanks to its 90 minute deployment. Adding the technology for creating renewable hydrogen will take this innovative product to a new level.

“To be able to use advancing technology to support our remote communities with power loss, and our community of emergency services in significant and challenging situations is incredibly important,” Henderson said.

The project will be delivered by Boundary Power in alignment with CapTech, a subsidiary company of Ampcontrol. CapTech’s extensive power quality solutions, experience and knowledge will further enhance the strength of the project.

“It is encouraging and exciting to see the acceleration of hydrogen power solutions and the support for innovation in renewable energy across the country”. Henderson continued.

The Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund has been established to support six projects that will see Victoria produce and use renewable hydrogen in real-world applications.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio commented, “Victoria’s support for the renewable hydrogen sector will create new jobs while we drive down emissions across our economy by funding the infrastructure and innovation required to accelerate this change.”