First in Indonesia, PLN Opens Country’s First H2 Refuelling Station in Jakarta

By February 28, 2024 4   min read  (695 words)

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Jakarta– PT PLN (Persero) inaugurated the Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) or the first hydrogen vehicle filling station in Indonesia, located in Senayan, Jakarta on Wednesday (21/2). The presence of HRS is PLN’s continued efforts and innovation in developing an end-to-end hydrogen ecosystem in Indonesia, after in November 2023 inaugurating 21 Green Hydrogen Plants (GHP).

Also present at the inauguration were Acting Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Jisman P. Hutajulu, Deputy for Maritime Affairs and Natural Resources at the National Development Planning Agency Vivi Yulaswati, Member of Commission VII DPR RI who is also Hydrogen Ambassador Dyah Roro Esti, Main Director of PLN Darmawan Prasodjo, Head of the Just Energy Transition Partnership Secretariat Edo Mahendra, Main Expert Researcher at the National Research and Innovation Agency Eniya Listiani Dewi, Mayor of South Jakarta Munjirin, Main Director of PLN Indonesia Power Edwin Nugraha Putra, as well as the PLN Board of Directors.

Acting Director General of EBTKE at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jisman P. Hutajulu, explained that the existence of this HRS is proof of Indonesia’s commitment to the energy transition. The use of hydrogen as an alternative energy for the transportation sector can reduce carbon emissions significantly. As is known, the transportation sector contributes 44 percent of total carbon emissions in Indonesia.

“Hydrogen plays a strategic role in the energy transition. Especially in the transportation sector, hydrogen-based vehicles have no emissions. “Hydrogen development is proof of Indonesia’s commitment to expanding access to accessible and clean technology,” said Jisman.

Jisman appreciated PLN for the inauguration of the first HRS in Indonesia. He said, HRS is a real work in supporting the energy transition in Indonesia.

“PLN is able to show real work and concrete evidence for producing hydrogen energy,” stressed Jisman.

PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo explained that the development of green transportation technology is developing very quickly, starting from electric vehicles to now hydrogen vehicles. PLN continues to innovate to facilitate every technological development.

“We continue to innovate so that we continue to be pioneers in supporting green transformation in the transportation sector end to end,” said Darmawan.

Support for transformation in the transportation sector begins with building an electric vehicle ecosystem, starting from Electric Vehicle Digital Services, home charging services, to Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

First in Indonesia PLN opens countrys first H2 refuelling station in Jakarta

“It turns out there is another technology, namely green hydrogen using fuel cells and PLN is ready to support the transformation of green transportation , both EV and hydrogen,” said Darmawan.

Hydrogen for HRS Senayan is supplied from PLN’s 22 GHP. Apart from the existing 21 GHP, currently PLN has added 1 GHP to the Kamojang PLTP. The total GHP is capable of producing 203 tons/year of green hydrogen . Where 75 tons of hydrogen is used for operational needs of the plant. Meanwhile, 128 tons are used to support hydrogen vehicles.

“The total green hydrogen production capacity can be used for 438 cars a year, assuming each car covers a distance of 100 km/day,” explained Darmawan.

In terms of operational costs, hydrogen vehicles are also cheaper than fuel oil (BBM) vehicles or electric vehicles. With a fuel price of IDR 13,000/liter, the operational cost of an electric vehicle per 1 km is IDR 1,300. Meanwhile for electric vehicles, with charging costs at SPKLU Ultra Fast Charging per kWh of IDR 3,700,-, the operational costs per 1 km are IDR 550,-. Meanwhile, the price of hydrogen from PLN’s GHP is currently IDR 2.3 USD/kg. So the operational costs per 1 km are Rp. 270,-.

Using hydrogen as a clean fuel can also save fuel imports of up to 1.59 million liters per year and can reduce emissions by up to 4.15 million tons of CO2 per year.

Darmawan hopes that HRS will become a center of inspiration for related parties to collaborate in creating a broader clean energy ecosystem.

“With its various potentials, Indonesia can become a leader in the application of new, sustainable energy technology, making this country an example for other countries in the world,” he stressed.



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