National Thermal Power Corporation Limited has signed a pact to blend natural gas (PNG) from Gujarat Gas Ltd with Green Hydrogen. A first-of-its-kind project in the country, the project ensures the decarbonisation of the cooking sector and the self-sufficiency of the country’s energy needs.
“With the continued focus on a clean environment, NTPC has taken up an initiative of blending of green hydrogen in Piped Natural Gas (PNG) network of GGL (Gujarat Gas Ltd) at NTPC Kawas,” a company statement said.
The statement further explained that the companies will produce Green hydrogen by using electricity from the existing 1 MW floating solar project of NTPC Kawas. This will be blended with PNG in a pre-determined proportion and will be used for cooking applications in NTPC Kawas Township.
Both the companies signed a formal agreement on Tuesday, April 05, 2022, in the presence of Mohit Bhargava, CEO, NTPC REL and ED RE, NTPC, and Sanjeev Kumar, MD, GGL and GSPL.
In the initial stages, the percentage of hydrogen blending in the PNG shall be around 5% and after successful completion, it shall be further increased, the statement added.
State-run NTPC is the premier energy utility in the country with an installed capacity of 69 GW, with a diversified fuel mix. The NTPC group plans to achieve 60 GW of renewable energy (RE) in a decade and is executing several pilot projects in the green hydrogen space.