RP2.1-01 Lessons Learned from major infrastructure upgrades
This project documented lessons learned from earlier major upgrades to national energy infrastructure and identified effective engagement strategies that can be used in the potential conversion of gas networks to operate with hydrogen and/or other zero carbon gases. Three main historical cases were examined: the transformation from ‘town gas’ to natural gas; the introduction of ethanol (E10) into the transportation fuel market; and the rapid expansion of the coal seam gas (CSG) industry in Australia.
The project included four streams of work:
The three detailed case studies provide the future fuels sector with accounts of the issues that arose during past infrastructure upgrades or transitions and the approaches that industry and government used to manage these issues.
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|Commencement / End Date||April 2019 to March 2020|
|Outcomes / Impact||
The research conducted in this project provides information that can be used to consider lessons which may, to some extent, be transferable to future transitions to net zero emission future fuels.
In addition to the draft community engagement and interaction toolkit, the case studies developed in the project can serve educational purposes. The energy sector can consider the synthesised key lessons from the three case studies and their applicability to future fuels so that they may avoid potentially repeating past mistakes.
|Partners||RMIT University, University of Queenland, Jemena, Quanta Services|
Dr Stephen McGrail
Research and Education Program Coordinator