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PLN launches 21 green hydrogen plants, highest in Southeast Asia

Tempo - November 21, 2023

Yohanes Maharso Joharsoyo, Jakarta – Indonesian-owned electricity giant PT PLN inaugurated 21 Green Hydrogen Plants (GHP) spread across the archipelago at the Tanjung Priok Steam Gas Power Plant (PLTGU), Jakarta on Monday, November 20, 2023.

This makes it the company with the highest number of GHP in Southeast Asia. In October, the company inaugurated its first GHO at PLTGU Muara Karang, Jakarta.

Director General of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Yudo Dwinanda Priaadi, explained that the rapid development of hydrogen as a fuel is currently taking place worldwide, and Indonesia has significant hydrogen potential, making it a major supplier of green hydrogen to the international market.

"Indonesia has great potential to develop green hydrogen. We can even use it ourselves," Yudo said in his statement quoted on Monday, November 20.

He also appreciated PLN's swift steps in developing green hydrogen in the country as it managed to add 20 more units within one month.

Darmawan Prasodjo, the PLN President Director, said the GHP was PLN's strategic step to build the first green hydrogen supply chain in Indonesia. A total of 21 GHP could produce nearly 200 tons of hydrogen per year, much higher than the previous 51 tons of hydrogen per year.

"Of the production, 75 tons per year can be used for generator operation needs (cooling generators), while the other 124 tons can be used for various needs, including vehicles," he added.

The use of hydrogen was expected to reduce carbon emissions by 3.72 million kg of CO2 and reduce fuel oil imports by 1.55 million liters per year, thus shifting the country's dependence on imported energy to domestic energy sources.

The 21 GHP units are located at PLTU Pangkalan Susu, PLTGU Muara Karang, PLTU Suralaya 1-7, PLTU Suralaya 8, PLTGU Cilegon, PLTU Labuhan, PLTU Lontar, PLTGU Tanjung Priok, PLTU Pelabuhan Ratu, PLTGU Muara Tawar, PLTU Indramayu, PLTGU Tambak Lorok, PLTU Tanjung Jati B, PLTU Rembang, PLTU Tanjung Awar-awar, PLTGU Gresik, PLTG Pemaron, PLTU Paiton, PLTU Grati, PLTU Pacitan, and PLTU Adipala.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1799428/pln-launches-21-green-hydrogen-plants-highest-in-southeast-asi