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Toshiba and PLN sign memorandum of understanding on H2One in Indonesia

Christian Fernsby |
Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation announced that the company has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state-owned electric company, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), on an accelerated adoption of the independent hydrogen-based energy supply system, H2One, in the country.

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A signing ceremony was held at the 6th Indonesia-Japan Energy Forum, an event organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

Based on this MoU, Toshiba ESS and PLN will evaluate viable technologies and policies necessary for an advanced adoption of the commercial H2One™ in the archipelago of Indonesia by 2023.

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 a stable delivery of CO2-free, environmentally-friendly electricity and hot water.

One of the applications of H2One is an “off-grid solution,” which can help realize a sustainable society.

Indonesia’s Electricity Power Supply Business Plan (RUPTL) is a plan to increase the ratio of the country’s capacity of renewal energy facility from 12.52% in 2017 to 23% by 2025.

Moreover, in Indonesia, many people live on isolated islands, so a stable and economical electric power source on each island is necessary.

This need calls for an increasing demand for a distributed generation system, which can adapt to the environmental conditions on the isolated island.

Under these circumstances, Toshiba ESS and BPPT signed a MoU on the survey for the accelerated adoption of H2One™ in August 2018 and have conducted the survey together.

On the other hand, Toshiba ESS validated the adaptability of H2One™ in Indonesia in the public offering business by METI.

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