HDF Energy and PLN is ready to develop hydrogen power plant in Indonesia

PT PLN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hydrogen de France SA (HDF Energy) to develop hydrogen technology in Indonesia.

This international collaboration is aimed at reducing carbon emissions of the electricity sector to contribute towards the 2060 Net Zero Emission Target.

The MOU between PLN and HDF aims at building mutual cooperation in developing the hydrogen business, particularly on the use of hydrogen in the power sector. During his speech, the Indonesian Ambassador highlighted this cooperation between PLN and HDF as a way of addressing future increasing energy demand with renewable energy and innovative investment. French Minister of Foreign Trade Olivier Becht asserted France’s commitment to supporting Indonesia’s energy transition and expressed his strong support for HDF and PLN’s collaboration.

Mr Darmawan Prasodjo stated that both parties have mutual commitments to ensuring clean, reliable and affordable energy. Through this collaboration, PLN intends to accelerate hydrogen technology development, while reducing dependency on fossil energy.

Darmawan added that PLN acknowledges the importance of reducing carbon emissions in the power sector. Therefore, PLN is proud to be part of the global community to find ways in providing greener energy solutions for future generations.

“This cooperation marks a new era to materialize the development of renewable energy baseload 24 hours, coming from multiple resources including hydrogen. We also expect that PLN and HDF collaboration could elevate bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and France”, said Darmawan.

This cooperation will allow the accelerating development of multi-megawatt power plants producing stable, continuous and green power to the grids, 24/7, called Renewstable®. It combines an intermittent renewable source (solar or wind) and mass and long-term storage of energy through a hydrogen chain.

Renewstable® is the green alternative to a classic diesel fuel power plant as it only uses solar or wind energy and water to produce stable electricity thus avoiding greenhouse emissions and noise.

Renewstable®’s unique feature is its ability to serve baseload power which is powered thoroughly by renewable energy. In addition, HDF’s team is composed of experts in hydrogen infrastructures with 10 years of hands-on technical experience throughout the complete hydrogen value chain. They will be able to support PLN to improve its capacity and skills in the hydrogen field.

Mathieu Geze declared, “We are proud to partner and join forces with PT PLN (Persero) to accelerate the development of our hydrogen power plant projects in Indonesia. Indonesia is facing unique constraints due to its archipelago context. Our Renewstable® plants could assist Indonesia to decarbonize its grids while accompanying the Government’s agenda to support Eastern Indonesia’s development. Our projects pipeline will put Indonesia at the forefront of green hydrogen projects in Asia.”

Darmawan Prasodjo stated, “This is not only a signing of the agreement, not only collaboration in strategy, innovation and technology. This is a collaboration that is going to be translated into effective operational outcomes. This is the cooperation that PLN needs to contribute in addressing global challenges.”

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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