India: Green Hydrogen Blending With PNG

NTPC To Source Floating Solar Power For Green Hydrogen Blending With GGL’s PNG In Gujarat

India: Green Hydrogen Blending With PNG

Floating solar power plant of NTPC in Kawas, Gujarat will supply clean electricity to produce green hydrogen for a ‘pioneering’ green hydrogen blending with PNG project. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: Kitthanes/Shutterstock.com)

  • NTPC and GGL have signed an agreement for green hydrogen use in PNG supplied by the latter
  • Power to produce green hydrogen will be sourced from NTPC’s 1 MW floating solar project at Kawas in Gujarat
  • It will then be blended with GGL’s PNG in a specific quantity and supplied to NTPC’s Kawas Township for cooking applications

In a project demonstrating practical use of green hydrogen in daily lives, Indian utility NTPC Ltd will use floating solar power to produce green hydrogen to be blended with Piped Natural Gas (PNG) network of Gujarat Gas Limited (GGL), and used for cooking applications.

NTPC calls it a pioneering effort and first-of-its-kind in the country that’s a ‘step towards decarbonization of the cooking sector and self-sufficiency for energy requirements of the nation’.

Clean electricity will be sourced from NTPC’s 1 MW floating solar power project at NTPC Kawas in Gujarat. India’s largest city gas distribution company GGL, under the agreement with NTPC, will ensure the percentage of hydrogen blending in the PNG is around 5%. It will be supplied to NTPC Kawas Township for cooking purposes.

On successful completion of the project, the share of green hydrogen in blending process will be expanded.

The 1 MW floating solar power plant is part of the 56 MW Kawas Solar PV Project of the utility inside the existing NTPC Kawas Gas based power station, according to NTPC Renewables’ website. It is planned as a mix of 33 MW ground mounted solar and 23 MW floating solar component, with Vikram Solar as the EPC service provider.

NTPC is owned by the Government of India that recently announced its Green Hydrogen Policy aiming to produce 5 million ton green hydrogen by 2030 (see India Launches Green Hydrogen Policy).

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