For the usage of green hydrogen, PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) has cooperated with a number of Ministries. PGE will look for strategic partners to help this new company grow. Partners are anticipated to provide technology and financing for the development of green hydrogen in addition to the geothermal sector.
Given that its deposits are close to geothermal reserves, green hydrogen is thought to be developed concurrently with geothermal potential. Having substantial geothermal reserves, Indonesia undoubtedly has a significant edge.
According to Ahmad Yuniarto, President Director of PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), a subsidiary of Pertamina’s Subholding Power and New Renewable Energy in Jakarta, “green hydrogen will eventually be in demand both domestically and internationally.”
PGE now holds the top spot in national geothermal management with 1,887 megawatts of installed capacity (MW). 1,205 MW are administered jointly with partners, and PGE alone operates 672 MW.
With information on PLN’s installed capacity of 1,077.5 MW and IPP’s capacity of 4,367 MW, geothermal development in the RUPTL is anticipated to reach 5,444.5 MW in 2030.
PGE plans to more than quadruple the installed capacity of renewable energy produced by geothermal sources over the next ten years compared to the installed capacity that PGE alone is now operating.
The installed capacity that PGE directly manages is expected to reach 1,540 MW by 2030. This implies that PGE, which aims to rank among the top three geothermal producers in the world, has the ability to help reduce CO2 emissions by 9 million tons annually by 2030, according to Yuniarto.