Hydrogen key for power balancing in Southeast Asia’s journey to Net Zero, report finds

A report by Wärtsilä Energy has found that hydrogen-based fuels produced from renewable sources could be key for seasonal balancing in power plants in Southeast Asia, as the region strives to meet Net Zero.

The Rethinking Energy in Southeast Asia report presented three power system models for Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia to provide a roadmap to future clean power systems to help countries across the region find their optimal paths to Net Zero.

Through its modelling, Wärtsilä found that by 2050, small amounts of fossil fuels are still likely to be used in the region’s optimal energy mixes, however suggested that green hydrogen could be used as substitute as it becomes more widely available.

Additionally, the report suggested that by producing green hydrogen through electrolysis, the countries could act as a key balancing solution to ensure power supplies always match demand, during periods of low power production from wind and solar.

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