NTPC REL & Indian Army Join Forces for Green Hydrogen Projects

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* The MoU is aimed at reducing Army’s dependence on fossil fuels. 


NTPC REL & Indian Army Join Forces for Green Hydrogen Projects NTPC REL & Indian Army Join Forces for Green Hydrogen Projects in Army Establishments

A fully-owned subsidiary of the NTPC Limited, NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd has signed an MoU with the Indian Army for the establishment of Green Hydrogen projects in its establishments. These will be on Build, Own and Operate (BOO) model. The aim of the partnership is to reduce complex logistics, dependence on fossil fuels and to accelerate decarbonization.

The MoU was signed by Mohit Bhargava, CEO, NTPC REL and Lt. General Rajinder Dewan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, QMG.

Under the ambit of the MoU, the Indian Army and NTPC REL would review the potential sites for the setting up of green hydrogen projects for the suppy of electricity, in a phased manner. NTPC REL will also be responsible for the design, development, and installation of renewable energy projects (solar, wind etc.) for the Indian Army.

The MoU signifies an advanced approach for the modernization by the Indian Army. NTPC says this MoU commitment to assist the nation in its decarbonization goals. This agreement is a first of its kind and ushers in a new era of border security backed with energy security for the lines of defence of the country.

Various locations of Indian Army are powered through DG sets in off-grid locations. The Indian Army, in like with “Panchamrit” and Carbon Neutral Ladakh, has set sights on reducing dependence on fossil fuel and their logistics for power generation and heat.

NTPC REL currently has a portfolio of 3.6 GW renewable capacity that is under construction. NTPC Group has set itself an ambitious goal of 60 GW of RE capacity by year 2032. Currently, it has 3.2 GW of installed RE capacity.

NTPC has taken several initiatives in the Hydrogen technologies and already commissioned Hydrogen blending with Piped Natural Gas project at Gujarat and currently executing hydrogen-based mobility project (in Ladakh and Delhi) and green methanol project in Madhya Pradesh.

The Indian Army, has been on clean energy spree and inaugurated the first green solar energy plant in Sikkim in 2021. 

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