ECUBES ARCOLA Hydrogen & Flexibility

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 electricity grid transmission system operator-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 developing economies.

Hydrogen and flexibility.

Hydrogen and Flexibility


ECUBES ARCOLA is a UK registered Joint Venture between Ecubes Technologies and Arcola Energy.

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-sectoral power infrastructure integration. Our work include also project developments on 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.

ARCOLA ENERGY is an engineering services company specialised in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Our work includes the integration of hydrogen and fuel cells in to vehicles, as well as the design and deployment of integrated clean energy & mobility systems. We have a strong track-record of working with diverse partners to deliver integrated projects, including cutting-edge technologies, infrastructure and public engagement. We have a network of leading UK manufacturing businesses, international supply chain partners and UK academic expertise, able to rapidly deliver world-class low carbon solutions.

2018 Asian Games 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 and see below for photographs.

Palembang – Griya Agung – Independence Day Showcase


Jakabaring Sports City – Asian Games VIP & Athlete Transport




Bled Island, Slovenia

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.

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 Žlender, 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.

ECUBES ARCOLA launches 25 year programme in South Sumatra.

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

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 Provinc


e of South Sumatra and UK infrastructure innovator Ecubes Arcola.

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.

Read More in the Press Release

Asian Games 2018 Programme Gaining Momentum

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.

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)

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).

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.


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.”

New Hydrogen Council

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.

Continue reading “New Hydrogen Council”

Agreement for Asian Games 2018

November 2016 – 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.

Governor of South Sumatra speaking at EUW2016

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.