• The project has been awarded at the Simhadri plant of NTPC Ltd. in Andhra Pradesh.
  • NTPC will involve in “Standalone Fuel-cell based Microgrid along with hydrogen production using electrolyzer” project at NTPC Simhadri.
  • India has also planned to call bids to build 4 gigawatt (GW) of electrolyzer capacity under its energy security strategy.

Green Hydrogen Mobility project

  • For a green hydrogen mobility project, NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL) has also signed a pact with Union territory of Ladakh.
  • This project will be executed by NTPC in association with the NVVN.

How Green Hydrogen is produced?

  • Green hydrogen is produced by separating water into hydrogen and oxygen using an electrolyzer, which is powered by renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
  • Green Hydrogen as fuel can be a game-changer for India’s energy security.
  • India currently imports 85% of its oil and 53% of gas requirements.

Significance of the project

  • This project will act as a precursor to large scale hydrogen energy storage projects.
  • It will also be useful to study and deploy multiple microgrids in several off-grid and strategic locations in India.
  • This project has been designed in-house by NTPC.
  • It would open doors for de-carbonising the far-off regions in India like Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).
  • Project has been implemented in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become carbon neutral by 2070 and make Ladakh a carbon-neutral territory.

Installed Capacity of NTPC

  • Across 70 power projects, NTPC has an installed capacity of around 67.907 GW. 18 GW projects are under construction.
  • NTPC has aimed to generate 60 GW renewable energy capacity by 2032 from the current capacity of 4.7 GW.

Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant

  • It is a coal-fired power plant, established in Visakhapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the coal-fired power plants of NTPC.
  • Coal for this power plant is sourced from Kalinga Block of Talcher Coal fields in Odisha.
  • It is a national asset, and power generated is shared between multiple states.

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