Australian Gas Networks (AGN) is part of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), which owns and operates gas transmission and distribution pipelines across Australia.
AGN is the largest gas distributor in Australia, delivering gas to over 1.3 million customers in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. It owns approximately 25,000 kilometres of natural gas distribution networks and 1,100 kilometres of natural gas pipelines.
AGN receives a portion of the energy retailer natural gas invoices to consumers, which covers the costs of transporting natural gas from the high pressure transmission pipelines to residential, industrial and business customers.
In addition to the being the primary gas distribution business in South Australia, AGN are developing Australia’s largest Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser – Hydrogen Park South Australia (HyP SA) at Tonsley Innovation District.
HyP SA is an innovative energy project that will produce renewable hydrogen gas.
Hydrogen can be used in the same way as natural gas, heating homes and businesses, generating electricity and as a transport fuel. Yet it doesn’t produce any carbon emissions – only water and energy. By converting renewable electricity into hydrogen, we can store vast amounts of renewable energy for later use (such as when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing) and still have the superior reliability and heating performance that natural gas provides.
Using renewable gas will be a key part of Australia reaching its carbon reduction targets, whilst maintaining safe, secure and reliable energy supply.