In a huge shift to Hydrogen industries and green energy for the future, SA is looking set to become a major player in world steel production and national electricity generation.
Whyalla’s natural advantages, especially with the use of electricity powered by local wind and solar, have pushed the town to the forefront of SA plans for the permanent global switch to cleaner, green energy.
Thousands of jobs could potentially be created in renewable energy projects for the area with a projected model showing up to a fifth of the state’s natural gas use being replaced by Hydrogen by 2040.
Minister for energy, Dan Van Holst Pellekann, says the Upper Spencer Gulf is best suited to take advantage of the economic benefits of clean hydrogen, "There are countries overseas that have committed themselves to clean energy consumption, but they don't have the opportunity to generate the renewable energy that we've got. This is a multi-billion dollar industry that's developing."