ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – The Green Initiative initiated by the Indonesian State Electricity Company (PLN) continues to develop. Today, 21 Green Hydrogen Plants were officially launched.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources appreciates PLN’s efforts in accelerating the achievement of Net Zero Emissions (NZE) by 2060.
Last month, on October 9 2023, PLN inaugurated the first Green Hydrogen Plant in Muara Karang, sourced from 4 rooftop solar power plants of 413 kWp, and a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) of 2,077 MWh/year. “And today, almost a month has passed since PLN has again inaugurated Green Hydrogen Plants at 21 PLTU/PLTGU locations,” said the Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Yudo Dwinanda Priaadi Yudo in Jakarta, Monday, November 20 2023.
All the hydrogen produced comes from the development of new renewable energy, namely the Solar Power Plant with a total capacity of 4,644 kWp or the equivalent of 6,780 MWh/year, and also applies a REC of 9,535 MWh/year.
“This is a truly extraordinary achievement. “Hopefully this can accelerate the hydrogen ecosystem in Indonesia,” continued Yudo.
Yudo explained that currently the government has prepared a National Hydrogen Strategy document. This document will soon be launched to the public and can be used as a reference, strategy, direction and goal for hydrogen development in Indonesia.
Apart from that, we are also preparing a National Hydrogen and Ammonia Roadmap document, where this document contains action plans, as well as targets for hydrogen development in Indonesia until 2060. The efforts that PLN has currently made are very much in line with our hydrogen strategy, especially in efforts decarbonization and developing a hydrogen ecosystem in Indonesia,” explained Yudo.
PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo added that the inauguration of 21 Hydrogen Plants was a continuation of the inauguration of the previous hydrogen plant at PLTGU Muara Karang with a larger capacity.
“Last month we only had 1 unit, now we have 21 units. Previously the production capacity was only 51 tons/year, now it is 199 tons/year. In the past, excess green hydrogen production could only be 140 fuel cell electric cars, now we are able to supply “424 cars and previously we only reduced 1,900 tonnes of emissions, now we are able to reduce 3,720 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year,” explained Darmo.
Darmo said that the inauguration of 21 green hydrogen plants was the beginning of PLN’s efforts to provide a clean energy source and build a much larger, stronger and more solid ecosystem.
“Today, we are launching 21 green hydrogen plants. But behind that, we are building the capacity of a very capable PLN team. PLN has thousands of assets throughout Indonesia. In the future, we are preparing them as locations for green hydrogen plant facilities so that it is not just production “199 tons/year, not only moving 424 fuel cell cars, not only reducing 3,700 tons of emissions per year. But much more,” said Darmo.
To produce great achievements, collaboration between related parties is needed, including academics and the automotive and fertilizer industry.
“We are building a collaboration with the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) to build Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS) at hundreds of points in Indonesia. So that the number of “green hydrogen stations” will rival petrol stations. We will replace all fuel-based generators in malls – malls, offices, airports, etc. We will replace them with green hydrogen-based fuel cell generators, which are much more environmentally friendly,” said Darmo.
The following are 21 PLN green hydrogen plants that have just been inaugurated with a total Hydrogen production capacity reaching 199 tons/year with excess production of 124 tons/year’
1. Pangkalan Susu PLTU
2. Muara Karang PLTU
3. Suralaya 8 PLTU
4. Suralaya 1-7 PLTU
5. Cilegon PLTU
6. Labuan PLTU
7. Lontar PLTU
8. Priok PLTU
9. Pelabuhanratu PLTU
10. Muara Tawar PLTU
11. Indramayu PLTU
12. Tambak Lorok PLTU
13. Tanjung Jati PLTU
14. Bembang PLTU
15. Tanjung Awar-Awar PLTU
16. Gresik PLTU
17. Pemaron PLTU
18. Paiton PLTU
19. Grati PLTU
20. Pacitan PLTU
21. Adipala PLTU.
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