NTPC Releases Tender to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses in Delhi, Leh

Highlights :

  • NTPC has floated a tender to deploy hydrogen fuel cell buses in Delhi and Leh.
  • The last date to submit the bids is July 16, 2021. 

In its constant efforts for strengthening its footprint in the clean and green fuel sector, the state-owned NTPC on Monday announced that its subsidiary NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd (NVVN) has floated a tender for deployment of hydrogen fuel cell buses in Delhi and Leh. 

The bid document sale commenced on June 30, 2021, and the last date to submit the bids is July 16, 2021, NTPC said in a statement.

The e-buses would be zero-emission vehicles in true form as hydrogen would be generated from renewable energy, making it a pure green initiative. 

Green hydrogen would be supplied to the buses by NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. NVVN is providing comprehensive mobility solutions in all EV segments, targeting a reduction of carbon footprint and achieving energy security.

Earlier we reported that NTPC has issued a global Expression of Interest (EOI) tender to set up two Hydrogen fuel cell-based pilot projects in its premises only.

One of the two is a standalone Fuel-Cell based backup power system and the other is a standalone fuel-cell-based microgrid system with hydrogen production using an electrolyzer at NTPC premises.

NTPC is exploring the use of Hydrogen based Fuel Cells-Electrolyser systems for backup power requirements. The company has also issued a tender for the installation of a 4 MW ground-mounted solar project with a 1 MW/1 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) and induction-based cooking system at its NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA) facility in Greater Noida. 

Recently, NTPC has made a big announcement that it has become the first Indian energy company to declare its Energy Compact goals as part of UN High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE). It has announced its sustainability energy compact targets. NTPC has set a target to install 60 Gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2032. 

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika is a science graduate, with a strong interest in seeing how technology can impact the environment. She loves covering the intersection of technology, environment, and the positive impact it can have on the world accordingly.

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