Arup’s technical investigations and economic analysis are informing the development of a renewable green hydrogen industry in Western Australia.
Working with the WA Government, Arup is examining the suitability of a large site in the Mid-West region, and researching development scenarios for a clean energy industry over 5, 10 and 20-year horizons.
For some months, the Arup team has been recording and measuring wind and solar resource data at Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area, 450kms north of the capital Perth.
Initial results are confirming the area is well suited to renewable energy for the production of green hydrogen.
Project Manager and Arup’s WA Energy Business Lead, Damon Sunderland explained: “With Fulcrum3D, we have deployed a monitoring unit to capture a 12-month record of solar irradiance, and utilising SODAR technology to measure wind speed, direction and inflow angle from 50m up to 200m above ground level.
“This data will be available to guide the future renewable energy deployment at the site. It can be used to expedite the design and deployment of appropriate renewable generation technology to power green hydrogen production.”