The Hunter's renewable energy infrastructure is second to none but it is the region's people who Twiggy Forrest says will be responsible for making the Hunter's clean energy revolution a reality. In an impassioned address, the mining billionaire urged workers at the ageing Liddell power station on Wednesday to embrace his vision for green hydrogen production in the region.
Dr Forrest arrived at Liddell by helicopter to sign a memorandum of understanding to investigate green hydrogen production as part of AGL's 10 hectare Hunter Energy Park.
The project to be powered by clean energy, delivered through grid-scale batteries, solar thermal storage, wind, pumped hydro and the co-location of industry, has the potential to create more than 1000 full time jobs across energy production, advanced manufacturing, recycling and the production of chemicals.
AGL and Fortescue Future Industries will conduct a feasibility study over the next 12 months to map key operational and commercial plans for the project and enable the development of a production timeline.