SK Energy and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power have announced that they have signed a Momorandum of Understanding at the SK Building in Jongno-gu, Seoul.  

This aims to spread Energy Super Station which is a business of urban distributed power generation; to cooperate in establishing hydrogen charging stations and producing/selling electricity and hydrogen; and to promote the eco-friendly hydrogen convergence business that use waste resources. 

The release has stated that both companies plan to utilise SK Energy’s contact points with customers, such as gas stations, LPG charging stations, NeTruck House and idle national and public land to establish Hybrid Energy Super Stations.  

Energy Super Station provides renewable energy by utilising existing petrol station sites to charge sustainable vehicles, has been in the limelight as a solution for the energy self-sufficiency rate through the distributed power generation, minimisation of transmission and distribution loss, and the establishment of a stable EV-charging-station network. 

Head of SK Energy Solution & Platform Business Division Chang Ho-joon, said, “Through this cooperation, we are going to speed up our efforts to transform existing gas stations into Energy Super Stations to prepare for the age of green vehicles in the future. In addition, we will actively cooperate with KHNP to make a contribution to realize Net Zero as well as vitalize the distributed power generation through pioneering a new energy business.” 

As of last year, the company has installed fuel cells in two SK gas stations in Seoul and produced electricity. SK Bakmi Gas Station, located in Geumcheon-gu, and SK Gaenari Gas Station in Yangcheon-gu have produced 300kW fuel cells to produce eco-friendly electricity since February and September last year.  

Due to this success, SK Energy and KHNP will push forward with the expansion in establishing the Urban Energy Super Stations in Seoul. The companies plan to discover new business opportunities through utilising SK’s contacts and KHNP’s experiences and technologies in the renewable energy sector. 

Head of KHNP New Business Division Jang Pil-ho commented saying, “KHNP will utilise its experience and know-how in various renewable energy business projects to the spread of Energy Super Station, and, with SK Energy, we will do our best to meet the government’s policy for the vitalization of the hydrogen economy and become a role model for following urban distributed power source businesses.” 

Alongside KHNP, SK Energy plans to drive the project to establish on-site hydrogen charging stations based on Trigen, the fuel cell system that enables the production of eco-friendly electricity and hydrogen at the same time. 

Press release and picture: SK Energy