India is ready to set up its first and one of the world’s largest Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects at Simhadri, Andhra Pradesh. It will be built by NTPC Limited. India aims at becoming major produce of Green Hydrogen as it has already tapped into renewables.
NTPC has awarded a project of Standalone Fuel-Cell based Micro-grid with hydrogen production using electrolyser in NTPC Guest House at Simhadri.
It is all set to be India’s first Green Hydrogen based Energy Storage Project. “The project will be a precursor to large scale hydrogen energy storage projects and would be useful for studying and deploying multiple microgrids in various off-grid and strategic locations of the country,” said the press release.
The hydrogen will be produced using the advanced 240 kW Solid Oxide Electrolyser by taking input power from the nearby Floating Solar project. The hydrogen produced during sunshine hours would be stored at high pressure and would be electrified using a 50 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. The system would work in standalone mode from 5PM in the evening to 7AM in the morning.
The project is designed in-house and is considered a unique project that will open many new doors for decarbonising in far off regions of the country like Ladakh and J&K hitherto dependent on diesel generators.
The project is in-line with the vision of PM Modi for becoming carbon neutral by 2070 and making Ladakh a carbon-neutral territory.