NTPC REL Calls Bids to Launch Green Hydrogen Fuelling Station in Leh

Highlights :

  • The project aims to boost emission-free transport and tourism in Ladakh.
  • A dedicated 1.25 MW Solar plant also being set up in Leh.

National Thermal Power Corporation Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL), NTPC’s wholly owned subsidiary, has invited a domestic tender to set up India’s first green hydrogen fuelling station in Leh, Ladakh. The sale of bid documents would commence from 31st July, 2021, the Ministry of Power has informed .

The tender follows the recent tender floated by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN) for procurement of Fuel Cell Buses for Ladakh. NTPC REL and NVVN would be jointly executing the Green Mobility Project in Union Territory of Ladakh. A dedicated 1.25 MW solar plant is also being set up in Leh by NTPC REL to make the hydrogen fuelling station completely green. The solar plant contract is expected to be awarded within a month.

NTPC REL had earlier signed a key MoU with Union Territory of Ladakh for the development of green hydrogen technologies in the high altitude region. The successful completion of the project is expected to usher in a new era of emission-free transport in and around Leh, and India would likely be amongst few countries to take a lead in this coveted space.

The project is being considered as a key step towards building a cleaner and greener ecosystem in the region. The successful execution of the project will also ease the surface transport issues of the union territory of Ladakh and will prove to be a major boost to tourism in the region, the ministry says.

This month, another major revelation was made by NTPC REL when it announced that it would now set up India’s single-largest solar photovoltaic project at Rann of Kutch at Khavada in Gujarat. NTPC REL aims to produce green hydrogen using the power generated from the park. The announcement came barely a month after the state owned power major announced a doubling of its renewable energy targets from 30 GW to 60 GW by 2032.

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.

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