Infinite Blue Energy (IBE) has partnered with Western Power to complete the initial studies for a new 330-kilovolt powerline connecting to IBE’s Arrowsmith Hydrogen Plant in Australia.
IBE’s Arrowsmith plant will generate sub-commercial amounts of green hydrogen that will allow fuel cell vehicles to be practical in Australia, according to the company’s website.
The new power line, which will run from Eneabba to Arrowsmith, will help upgrade IBE’s network and open up more than 50 kilometers (31 miles) of accessible land for new infrastructure developments. At its peak, the 330-kilovolt line will support 750 megawatts of power to the Arrowsmith Hydrogen Plant, flowing from the network into the plant when wind and solar are insufficient. Surplus power generated at the plant will be exported to the grid for use at alternative locations.
Once completed, this will power Australia’s largest green hydrogen project.