Adoption of 13 international hydrogen-related equipment safety standards

Closes 31 May 2024

Opened 23 Apr 2024


We are consulting on the adoption of 13 international hydrogen-related standards.

What are the international identical adoptions about?

New Zealand is preparing for the largest energy transition it has experienced in more than 100 years and hydrogen is set to play a key role. The government has a legislated target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions (other than from biogenic methane) by 2050, and a target under the Paris Agreement to reduce net GHG emissions to 50% below gross 2005 levels by 2030.

Considerable renewable energy resources exist that could be harnessed to sustainably produce hydrogen as a next-generation green fuel source, and industrial feedstock.

To support the needs of our energy transition to a low-carbon economy we are undertaking identical (IDT) adoptions of a suite of 13 international hydrogen-related equipment safety standards, in accordance with New Zealand’s hydrogen standards implementation strategy, agreed to and commissioned by WorkSafe New Zealand Energy Safety and as outlined in the Standards New Zealand Hydrogen standards review report published in May 2023.

It is expected the adoption of these standards will enable the safe integration and novel use of hydrogen (in all its forms), across New Zealand’s energy landscape.

Consultation drafts 

Please find below a link to the consultation drafts to view.

Please note all submissions need to be submitted through this portal. There is no option to upload separate files during the submission process. Documents with submissions sent to Standards New Zealand separately will not be considered by the committee.


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