ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – Indonesia is designed to be a pioneer in environmentally friendly hydrogen power generation projects in the Asia Pacific region.
To make this happen, State Electricity Company (PLN) is collaborating with a hydrogen company from France, Hydrogen De France (HDF Energy). Both agreed to collaborate in developing hydrogen fuel cell hybrid power plants in Indonesia.
The collaboration between the two companies was marked by the signing of a joint development study agreement (JDSA) by PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo and Asia Executive Director and HDF Energy Indonesia President Director Mathieu Geze at the Indonesia Pavilion at COP28, Dubai, Sunday, December 3 2023.
Darmawan said that the JDSA agreement was a follow-up step to the previous MoU in April 2023.
After successfully producing green hydrogen in Indonesia, PLN will develop a hydrogen power plant with assistance from HDF Energy.
“Through this collaboration, we as pioneers in hydrogen production continue to take accelerated steps. Through exploring futuristic technological innovations, Indonesia can become a major player in producing green hydrogen,” said Darmawan as quoted in a press release, Thursday, December 7 2023.
Apart from producing hydrogen, through collaboration with HDF Energy, PLN will develop hydrogen utilization through an electrolysis process and process it into electricity to serve remote areas.
Both parties also agreed to jointly study the development of baseload and non-intermittent power plants based on new renewable energy, batteries and hydrogen. Including the potential for forming a joint venture company in developing renewable energy projects in the outermost, frontier, remote areas, especially in Eastern Indonesia, with an initial target in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara.
“So the presence of renewable energy and hydrogen will not only support the supply of clean energy, but will also be able to realize national electrification and become an integrated future business,” said Darmawan.
Meanwhile, Executive Director Asia and President Director HDF Energy Indonesia Mathieu Geze said, as a global leader in the hydrogen industry, his party is very serious about developing large-scale hydrogen infrastructure.
Mathieu believes that collaboration with PLN is able to accelerate the implementation of hydrogen power plants that produce environmentally friendly, stable electricity, which is able to place Indonesia at the forefront of environmentally friendly hydrogen projects in the Asia Pacific region.
“We are very excited to strengthen our dedication towards a net zero emissions future with JDSA. “Through our collaboration with PLN, we aim to place Indonesia at the forefront of environmentally friendly hydrogen projects in the Asia Pacific region,” said Mathieu. (AT Network)
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