Hydrogen Energy Solution MOU in Indonesia
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) announced
their conclusion of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Badan Penkajian dan Penerapan
Teknologi (BPPT), on the implementation of H2One™, an autonomous off-grid hydrogen energy
system based on renewable energy and the use of hydrogen as a fuel for power generation in
Indonesia on 31 August 2018.
Indonesia is faced with the challenge of supplying stable and low-cost
energy for each of its many islands, therefore has the ‘’ RUPTL’’ power supply business plan
which aims to increase the total power generation capacity rate of renewables from 12.52% to
23% by 2020.
H2One™ is an integrated system that uses a renewable energy source to
electrolyze hydrogen from water, and stores and uses the hydrogen in fuel cells to provide
stable delivery of CO2-free, environmentally-friendly electricity and hot water. One of the
application of H2One™ is the “Off-grid solution,” which can help realize a sustainable
society. This distributed energy system allows the supply of clean and stable energy,
without influence from the weather, to islands currently reliant on diesel and other
generating systems such as thermal power.
Toshiba ESS and BPPT conduct studies before implementation of the
H2One™ and aim to install the first system by 2022.
Toshiba ESS has delivered “H2One™” in a hydrogen project in Scotland
and throughout Japan. Toshiba ESS will continue to promote “H2One™” toward a hydrogen
economy in Indonesia and other countries.
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