KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and Siemens Energy will initiate green hydrogen advancements following a
memorandum of understanding (MoU) which was signed in August this year.
This partnership aims to accelerate the decarbonisation of its thermal power plants, utilising green hydrogen produced from renewable energy (RE) resources.
Under the MoU, TNB will use electrolyser and RE generation sources such as pumped hydro and solar.
The MoU was officially exchanged during a ceremony held at the Energy Transition Conference 2023 last August.
The exchange of the MoU was witnessed by the investment, trade, and industry minister Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abd Aziz and accompanied by the chairman of TNB Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Majid, president and chief of TNB Datuk Seri Ir Baharin Din, managing director of Power Generation Sdn Bhd (TNB Genco) Ir Muhamad Nazri Pazil and senior vice president and Siemens Energy managing director for Asia Pacific Thorbjorn Fors.
"Partnering with Siemens Energy aligns seamlessly with TNB's Energy Transition aspiration, propelling us toward achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050," said Baharin.
He said this MoU creates a framework for investigating innovative ideas and technology to attain affordable green hydrogen generation in Malaysia while tackling related issues.
Under the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR), hydrogen and ammonia co-firing is recognised as one of the flagship projects.
TNB was chosen as a champion to spearhead its implementation in tandem with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) as a component of the national decarbonisation initiative.
The partnership with Siemens Energy will empower TNB to delve into and enhance its capabilities in specifying, procuring, building, operating, maintaining, and overseeing the contractual and financial aspects of hydrogen production and its application for co-firing in thermal power plants.