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Pacific Energy recently acquired a hydrogen refuelling station from ActewAGL in Canberra, Australia. Since its debut in 2021, the station has fueled a growing fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the area. The ACT Government, the largest fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) fleet operator, will retain access to the station through an extended lease from Hyundai.

Originally designed and built by Pacific Energy’s subsidiary, ENGV, the facility in Fyshwick boasts electrolysers from Nel and hydrogen refuelling capabilities from PDC Machines and IVYS Energy Solutions. This investment also marks Pacific Energy’s first venture into hydrogen infrastructure. This aligns with its goal of fueling zero-emission vehicles and fostering the hydrogen ecosystem. ActewAGL remains a customer of the facility.

Moreover, Jamie Cullen, CEO of Pacific Energy, expressed excitement about supporting the ACT Government’s efforts to decarbonize transportation. The ACT Government aims for 80-90% of new light vehicle sales to be zero-emission by 2030. In 2023, it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hyundai, Toyota, and Ampol to develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure collaboratively.

Fiona Wright, Deputy Director General of Environment, Water, and Emissions Reduction at the ACT Government, emphasized the importance of decarbonizing the transport sector in achieving Net Zero by 2045. She also noted that hydrogen will continue to play a crucial role. The Canberra hydrogen refuelling station will serve as essential infrastructure to meet future demand.

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