Accelerating energy transition, PLN produces 199 tons of green hydrogen

Jakarta – PLN, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), produced 199 tons of green hydrogen through 21 Green Hydrogen Plants (GHP) across Indonesia, according to the state electricity provider. PLN uses gas steam power plants (PLTGU) and steam power plants (PLTU) as the base for green hydrogen production.

PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo said that the successful production of nearly two hundred tons of green hydrogen was done “in response to the energy transition. Maximizing the existing facilities in our thermal plants, then innovating by utilising 100 per cent NRE into green hydrogen”.

He said the opportunities opened by utilising hydrogen as a value-added business and supporting the energy transition. Innovation is done by utilising solar PV and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to produce 100 per cent green hydrogen.

“This innovation allows green hydrogen to be used for various purposes, including the fertiliser industry, chemicals, co-firing plants, to Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV),” Prasodjo explained.

In addition to creating green hydrogen, PLN also focuses on developing Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) infrastructure, which will later be used for charging electric vehicles (FCEV).

President Director of PLN Indonesia Power, Edwin Nugraha Putra, revealed plans to make Senayan, Jakarta, the Hydrogen Refueling Station pilot project location. The existence of the first HRS in Indonesia is expected to spur public interest in switching to hydrogen cars as an alternative to environmentally friendly vehicles. (Hartatik)

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