With the continued focus on clean environment, power major NTPC Limited has taken up an initiative of blending green hydrogen in Piped Natural Gas (PNG) network of GGL (Gujarat Gas Limited) at NTPC Kawas.
A formal agreement between the two companies has been signed today in the presence of Sh. Mohit Bhargava, CEO, NTPC REL & ED RE, NTPC & Sh. Sanjeev Kumar, MD-GGL & GSPL.
Green hydrogen will be produced by using electricity from the existing 1 MW floating solar project of NTPC Kawas. This will be blended with PNG in a predetermined proportion and will be used for cooking applications in NTPC Kawas Township.
The green hydrogen produced at the facility will be blended with PNG in a predetermined proportion and will be used for cooking applications in NTPC Kawas Township, the ministry said.
Initially the percentage of hydrogen blending in the PNG shall be around 5% and after successful completion, it shall be further increased.
NTPC is the premier energy utility of the country with an installed capacity of 69 GW, with a diversified fuel mix. According to the ministry, the NTPC group plans to achieve 60 GW of renewable energy (RE) in a decade and is executing several pilot projects in the green hydrogen space. Further, the ministry stated that this hydrogen blending project at NTPC Kawas is a pioneering effort and the first of its kind in the country.
GGL is India’s largest City Gas Distribution (CGD) Company and has a presence across 43 districts in six states and one Union territory. This is a step toward the decarbonisation of the cooking sector and self-sufficiency for the energy requirements of the nation, it said.