Tempo are reporting that state-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 (20/11/23) making it Southeast Asia’s largest hydrogen power plant operator.
In October, the company inaugurated its first GHO at PLTGU Muara Karang, Jakarta, while the 21 GHP units are located at PLTU Pangkalan Susu in North Sumatra, PLTGU Muara Karang in North Jakarta, PLTU Suralaya 1-7 and PLTU Suralaya 8 in West Java, PLTGU Cilegon in Banten, PLTU Labuhan in Banten, PLTU Lontar in Banten, PLTGU Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta, PLTU Pelabuhan Ratu in West Java, PLTGU Muara Tawar in West Java, PLTU Indramayu in West Java, PLTGU Tambak Lorok in Central Java, PLTU Tanjung Jati B in Central Java, PLTU Rembang in Central Java, PLTU Tanjung Awar-Awar in East Java, PLTGU Gresik in East Java, PLTG Pemaron in Buleleng Bali, PLTU Paiton in East Java, PLTU Grati in East Java, PLTU Pacitan in Easy Java, and PLTU Adipala in Central Java, report Tempo.
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, say Tempo.
“Indonesia has great potential to develop green hydrogen. We can even use it ourselves,” Yudo said in his statement quoted on Monday (20/11/23.) 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, say Tempo.
“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.