NTPC and Gujarat Gas to Blend Green Hydrogen with PNG

Highlights :

  • Green Hydrogen will be produced at NTPC Kanwas through solar power supplied by its 1MW project.
  • NTPC will start the green hydrogen blending with a mere 5% but a can be increased further depending on successful completion of the pilot

The Ministry of Power has informed that India’s leading power generator National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has joined hands with Gujarat Gas Limited to undertake a novel initiative of blending ‘Green Hydrogen’ in the Piped Natural Gas (PNG) supplied by the city gas distributor. Both the companies are state owned and the blending will be done at NTPC Kawas, Gujarat.

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NTPC is the first company to be employing green hydrogen with natural gas. NTPC will produce green hydrogen through the process of electrolysis of water by employing 1 MW floating solar power plant project established at NTPC Kawas.

First, the Hazira gas pipeline network run by Gujarat Gas will be extended to NTPC township of Kawas and thereafter the blending will take place in a predetermined proportion. The blended gas will be supplied to the households for cooking purposes.

the Ministry of Power says that NTPC will start the green hydrogen blending with mere 5% but it can be increased further depending on successful completion of the pilot.

‘This hydrogen blending project at NTPC Kawas is a pioneering effort and the first of its kind in the country. This is a step toward the decarbonization of the cooking sector and self-sufficiency for the energy requirements of the nation,” said Ministry of Power.

The ministry said that NTPC has an installed capacity of 69 GW, with a diversified fuel mix and the NTPC group plans to achieve 60 GW of RE in a decade and is executing several pilot projects in the green hydrogen space. On the other hand, Gujarat Gas is India’s largest City Gas Distribution (CGD) Company and has a presence across 43 districts in 6 states and one Union territory

Previously Indian Oil Corporation had collaborated with Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) to blend hydrogen with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in city gas distribution network in Indore, Madhya Pradesh keeping in line with the National Hydrogen Mission.

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