ECUBES ARCOLA Hydrogen & Flexibility

ECUBES TECHNOLOGIES is an energy strategy consultancy firm, with deep understanding of challenges at transmission system operator level, focusing on clean energy infrastructure and cross-sectorial power infrastructure integration. Our work also includes project developments in resilience in civil and defence sector in Europe. We have been active in South Asia for many years developing a very strong network in Indonesia based on identifying a combination of acute needs and opportunities for visionary leadership.

ECUBES ARCOLA is an industrial grouping delivering clean energy infrastructure by cross-sectoral infrastructure integration projects and services based on hydrogen technologies. Solutions for new business models at TSO-level providing the energy infrastructure of tomorrow – supporting both grid stability in countries with high penetration of renewable and intermittent sources, as well as meeting requirements for clean power and transport in fast-growing economies.

Hydrogen and flexibility.

Hydrogen and Flexibility


London, August 9, 2018

2018 Asian Games to demonstrate a hydrogen-enabled zero-emission transport future

Ecubes Arcola, has delivered hydrogen-powered electric vehicles to Jakabaring Sports City, Palembang to demonstrate the zero emission mobility technology during the 2018 Asian Games, being held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18th August – 2nd September.

Supported by Imperial College, one of the world’s top ten universities, Ecubes Arcola will also be running a 3 week-long education roadshow in Indonesian cities, providing hands-on technology workshops for over 1,000 young people in South Sumatra & Java, plus open-access engagement for all visitors to Jakabaring Sports City, home to many of the Asian Games venues.

This programme is part of a wider Ecubes Arcola strategy to delivery hydrogen-powered, clean energy infrastructure across the region via complementary projects across the power generation and supply and transport sectors, based on the technology.

For more information, please read the Press Release

Slovenia, March 15, 2018


Slovenian government is supporting ECUBES ARCOLA's development project to deliver infrastructure for Zero emission mobility, where hydrogen technologies will play central role. The proposed project in Slovenia will deliver 16 hydrogen clusters with total capacity of 32 MW of elecrolyser hydrogen generation and fleet of over 1000 hydrogen vehicles. The Feasibility Study for the project is underway and, if satisfactory, investment will be completed in 2023.

Bled Island, Slovenia

PM Cabinet State Secretary Tadej Slapnik said: This project is proposing solutions for the transition to a renewable energy and clean mobility future for Slovenia. Clean transport, stable and affordable power supply, clean air and decarbonisation of the economy are strategic priorities of the Slovenian Government. In the Slovenian Energy Policy, hydrogen has already been identified as having a strategic role.

Bojan Zlender, director of directorate for transportation at Ministry for Infrastructure said: In Slovenian transportation strategy action plan we have hydrogen as alternive fuel in the transport. Today we have one refuelling station in Slovenia, but we want to be in the first developments line and have more.

Aleksander Gerbec, President Director of Ecubes Arcola said: We are delighted that the Slovenian Government has recognised the opportunity for and advantages of implementation of this cross sectorial integrated infrastructure project. Historical electrification of mobility is enabling the creation of entirely new infrastructure, which will enable renewables to penetrate to power miix, and Hydrogen is in the centre of gravity.

Dr Ben Todd, Managing Director of Ecubes Arcola said: The Zero Emission Mobility Corridor project will put Slovenia at the forefront of hydrogen fuel cell deployment in Europe, complementing strategies in Germany, France the UK and other EU countries working to decarbonise their economies whilst supporting increased high-value employment.

London, November 14, 2017

ECUBES ARCOLA launches 25 year partnership on zero emission mobility, low carbon energy and technology education in South Sumatra between South Sumatra and Ecubes Arcola Read more...

Prime Minister’s Envoy Richard Graham MP, Aleksander Gerbec, Regent Dodi Reza Alex, Dr. Ben Todd

Prime Minister’s Envoy Richard Graham MP, Aleksander Gerbec, Regent Dodi Reza Alex, Dr. Ben Todd

London, November 14, 2017

ECUBES ARCOLA launches 25 year programme in South Sumatra.

Aligned with COP23, on 14th November 2017 at Her Majesty’s Treasury London: political leaders from South Sumatra Indonesia met with UK government representatives at the launch of a 25 year business and research collaboration on zero emission mobility & low carbon energy between the Province of South Sumatra and UK infrastructure innovator Ecubes Arcola.

ECUBES ARCOLA in London with the Governor of South Sumatra Alex Noerdin and Regent of Muba Regency Dodi Reza

The Governor of South Sumatra Alex Noerdin and Regent of Muba Regency Dodi Reza met with Foriegn Office Minister Rt Hon Mark Field MP and the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Indonesia Richard Graham MP in the historic Churchill Room at the Treasury at the event hosted by Ecubes Arcola.

With engineering suppliers in the UK and PT-PP, a leading Indonesian state-owned construction and investment company, Arcola Ecubes will deliver a rolling 25-year programme of clean and low carbon infrastructure projects in power generation and mobility. The first two projects announced will be hydrogen zero emission mobility at Jakabaring Sports City, Palembang, for the Asian Games 2018 and a 10MW clean power generation project in Muba Regency.

Jakarta, Palembang, April 8, 2017

Asian Games 2018 - ECUBES ARCOLA zero emission mobility, energy storage, low carbon and renewable energy project for Asian Games 2018 presented to Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

After reviewing a number of venues and infrastructure for the Asian Games 2018, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Jusuf “JK” Kalla held a closed meeting (Rapat Terbatas) on Saturday (08/04/2017).

(By Masdian Diasto)

JK conduct a closed The meeting was meeting to discuss preparations for the Asian Games in 2018; it included the along with Minister of Youth & Sports Imam Nachrawi, Governor of South Sumatra Alex Noerdin, President of National Olympic Committee (KOI) Erik Tohir, President of Indonesia National Sports Committee (KONI) Tono Suratman, President of ECUBES ARCOLA Aleksander Gerbec and other officials delegates. This closed meeting that runs focus on discussing the readiness of fFacilities and infrastructure discussed, which will be used during the implementation of Asian Games, included Asian Games venues, athlete's housinge, supporting transportation for participants & audiences including such as LRT and hHydrogen cars that.

ECUBES president Aleksander Gerbec had the opportunity to presented the zero emission - hydrogen mobility and energy storage project to be applied in Jakabaring sports city complex.

ECUBES meeting with Indonesian Vice President and Governor of South Sumatra

Aleksander Gerbec,President of ECUBES with Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla (center), B.Widjajanto Wibowo (left), Alex Noerdin, Governor of South Sumatra (second left) and Imam Nachrawi, Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports (right)

Alex Noerdin, Governor of South Sumatra said "We will make Jakabaring sports city as a green sports city. Operating in the city will be hydrogen vehicles that are environmentally friendly, with zero emissions, powered by fuel captured from solar PV. We are confident that in addition to the grid power and zero emission mobility solutions that ECUBES ARCOLA will deliver for those involved in the Asian Games, there will be ongoing benefits for the residents of South Sumatra as a legacy of this decision."

Aleksander Gerbec, President of ECUBES ARCOLA said "delivering new solutions into sustainable energy world it is not about technological obstacles but about leadership challenges.
We are delivering zero emission mobility for Asian Games 2018. By cross-sectoral integration of infrastructures, it is enabled increased and accelerated penetration of renewable energy into the Indonesian power mix, and whilst simultaneously delivering zero emission transportation. Hydrogen, as energy vector, will play a key role in a transition towards a low carbon economy.
We trust, that this , project for the Asian games will be showcase for future infrastructure developments."

Budi Pangestu, General Manager PT-PLN Palembang said "the Indonesian Government Regulation 79/2014 National Energy Policy sets a target to increase the provision of primary energy in Indonesia in 2025 to 400 MTOE with 23 percent from new and renewable energy (NRE) or an equivalent of 92 MTOE, with a growth of 17 percent for the next 10 years.
Project Zero emission mobility and Energy Storage for Asian Games 2018 is innovative approach to deliver balanced renewable energy to energy system."

Davos, January 17, 2017

New Hydrogen Council - How Hydrogen Enpowers Energy Transition - Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have today launched a global initiative to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.


Council members have formed the Hydrogen Council to both underpin and leverage the enabling role of hydrogen. This partnership of 13 players from various industry and energy sectors with global reach is committed to providing guidance to accelerate and expand the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell solutions around the world.

Council Members are inviting governments and key society stakeholders to also acknowledge the contribution of hydrogen to the energy transition and to work with and to create an effective implementation plan – so that the compelling benefits of hydrogen deployment can be reaped.

In the first global initiative of its kind, the ‘Hydrogen Council’ is determined to position hydrogen among the key solutions of the energy transition. 

Meeting in Davos for the first time on Tuesday, the ‘Hydrogen Council’ is currently made up of 13 CEOs and Chairpersons from various industries and energy companies committed to help achieve the ambitious goal of reaching the 2 degrees Celsius target as agreed in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The international companies currently involved are: Air Liquide, Alstom, Anglo American, BMW GROUP, Daimler, ENGIE, Honda, Hyundai, Kawasaki, Royal Dutch Shell, The Linde Group, Total and Toyota. The Council is led by two Co-Chairs from different geographies and sectors, currently represented by Air Liquide and Toyota.

"The 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change is a significant step in the right direction but requires business action to be taken to make such a pledge a reality. The Hydrogen Council brings together some of the world’s leading industrial, automotive and energy companies with a clear ambition to explain why hydrogen emerges among the key solutions for the energy transition, in the mobility as well as in the power, industrial and residential sectors, and therefore requires the development of new strategies at a scale to support this. But we cannot do it alone. We need governments to back hydrogen with actions of their own – for example through large-scale infrastructure investment schemes. Our call today to world leaders is to commit to hydrogen so that together we can meet our shared climate ambitions and give further traction to the emerging Hydrogen ecosystem." Benoît Potier, CEO, Air Liquide.

"The Hydrogen Council will exhibit responsible leadership in showcasing hydrogen technology and its benefits to the world. It will seek collaboration, cooperation and understanding from governments, industry and most importantly, the public. At Toyota, we have always tried to play a leading role in environmental and technological advances in the automotive industry, including through the introduction of fuel cell vehicles. Moreover, we know that in addition to transportation, hydrogen has the potential to support our transition to a low carbon society across multiple industries and the entire value chain. The Hydrogen Council aims to actively encourage this transition." Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman, Toyota.

"In Europe, the transportation sector is now the second biggest producer of emissions. Rail transportation is the cleanest and safest form of mass transportation and needs to become even cleaner. Hydrogen traction is a revolution as it is 100% emission free. I am proud to be part of the Hydrogen Council to develop further this technology that will change the face of transportation." Henri Poupart-Lafarge, CEO, Alstom.




Mr. Alex Noerdin, Governor of South Sumatra in Indonesia, said: "We are confident that in addition to the grid power and zero emission mobility solutions that ECUBES ARCOLA will deliver for those involved in the Asian Games, there will be ongoing benefits for the residents of South Sumatra as a legacy of this decision. We are monitoring exiting developments in Europe, particularly the FutureFlow project, whose cross-border supply balancing and redistribution ambitions I believe may provide a model for nations across our region."

Mr. Uroš Salobir M.Sc., General Coordinator for System Development, Advisor to CEO at ELES, Slovenian electricity Transmission System Operator leading the FutureFlow project, said: "There is an accelerating shift toward both electricity generation from renewable sources and more efficient, demand-led power provision by electricity transmission system operators. The resulting steady phasing-out of conventional, fossil fuel power plants is already fostering exciting innovation across the energy generation and supply ecosystem, both in terms of energy supply balancing and re-dispatching and the development of new energy markets. The European-funded, €13m four-year FutureFlow pilot project, led by ELES is at the heart of that wave of innovation, both in Europe and further afield."

Dr Ben Todd, Chief Technical Officer at ECUBES ARCOLA said: "Important progress is being made in decarbonising power generation through the move to lower carbon fossil fuels, e.g. from coal to natural gas, on the path to fully renewable sources. The intermittent nature of renewable energy supply presents multiple technological challenges however. Hydrogen fuel cell-based technologies, particularly when applied to grid-balancing and power redistribution, offer multiple benefits and far lower carbon emissions than current alternatives. “The approaches being tested at scale both in the FutureFlow pilot project in Europe and the ambitious deployment in South Sumatra will provide important reference cases for the accelerating roll-out of MW-scale hydrogen enabled power grid solutions."

Mr. Aleksander Gerbec, President at ECUBES ARCOLA said: "This announcement is an early realisation of the growing interest in the unique capacity for hydrogen fuel cell technology to provide rapid-response energy demand balancing. This is a critical benefit, as governments increasingly move away from fossil fuel- power generation and toward a decarbonised power mix – including natural gas and hydrogen as key enablers for both power generation and zero emission mobility. Moreover, it demonstrates the critical role that far-sighted, committed leadership plays in ensuring that energy generation and supply challenges are tackled head-on and as early as possible. “This approach, already underway in Europe, through the FutureFlow project, led by ELES, will create new opportunities to develop the power generation and supply ecosystem, as well as developing completely new business models and value chains. In short, Indonesian economy will benefit from the committed leadership decision made by its government and Infrastructure developers oriented towards Green Future."

Barcelona, Spain, November 16, 2016

ASIAN GAMES 2018 - Agreement between Government of South Sumatra Province and ECUBES ARCOLA for Integrated Infrastructures and Zero emission mobility starting at Asian Games 2018. Governor of South Sumatra, Ex Hon. Alex Noerdin announces comprehensive/largest ever hydrogen infrastructure deal to underpin Asian Games in 2018 with ECUBES ARCOLA.

HE Governor of South Sumatra Alex Nordin, speaking at European Utility Week November 2016:

“Despite being a region rich in coal, oil and gas resources, my government has a resolute belief in the need for us to take steps to secure a sustainable, green future. Accordingly, we’ve been searching for many years for an economically feasible solution to deliver green and affordable power.
That detailed, painstaking analysis has led us to seek a hydrogen-based solution and to rely on the expertise and capabilities of ECUBES ARCOLA . We are confident that in addition to the grid power and zero emission mobility solutions that ECUBES ARCOLA will deliver for those involved in the Asian Games, there will be ongoing benefits for the residents of South Sumatra as a key legacy of this decision. “

Governor of South Sumatra speaking at EUW2016