Hydrogen Refueling Station: The latest innovation in NRE portfolio

Acting Director General of EBTKE of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Jisman P Hutajulu (two from left) with PLN Managing Director Darmawan Prasodjo (left) during hydrogen filling for vehicles at HRS Senayan, Jakarta. (Source: PLN)

Jakarta – PT Indonesia Power, a subholding of PT PLN (Persero) is developing a Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) and marking a new milestone in the automotive sector’s new and renewable energy (NRE) portfolio, according to observers.

Senior economist Salamudin Daeng, Director of the Indonesian Economic and Political Association (AEPI), expressed his optimistic view of the initiative.

“The development of the Hydrogen Refueling Station or HRS proves that Indonesia has carved a new history in achieving steps to realise net zero emissions in the automotive sector,” Salamuddin said in an official statement Tuesday, February 27.

“As the holder of the economic constitutional mandate of Article 33 of the 1945 Constitution, especially in the electricity energy sector, PLN Indonesia Power has proven the use of clean energy,” he added.

The next step, said Salamuddin, is to develop a hydrogen-fueled electric vehicle ecosystem. The potential hydrogen produced reaches 128 tons per year, equivalent to the energy consumption for 450 cars yearly. With the Hydrogen Center owned by PLN, he hopes that research and development towards green and clean energy can be accelerated.

“HRS is part of the implementation of the Green Hydrogen Plant (GHP), which comes from various sources, such as Geothermal Power Plants (PLTP), Steam Power Plants (PLTU), and Gas and Steam Power Plants (PLTGU),” Salamuddin explained.

The Hydrogen Refueling Station in Senayan is equipped with hydrogen-based electric vehicle charger facilities, and the Hydrogen Center is a centre for hydrogen-related training and education in Indonesia. The centre was inaugurated on February 21, 2024.

Data shows that using HRS can reduce fuel oil imports by 1.59 million litres per year and reduce emissions by 4.15 million kilograms per year, making a significant contribution to efforts to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: PLN’s Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) in Senayan, Jakarta. (Source: PLN)


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