In a step toward reducing the carbon footprint in the Power Sector, NHPC signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) for the development of ‘Pilot Green Hydrogen Technologies’ in Leh and Kargil districts of the Union Territory of Ladakh.
As per MoU signed for Leh district, NHPC will develop a pilot green hydrogen fuel cell-based microgrid including Hydrogen production to meet the power requirement of the NHPC guest house at Nimmo Bazgo Power Station (Leh) within NHPC premises.
And according to the MoU signed for the Kargil district, the hydrogen generated in Kargil will be used in fuel cells for mobility, capable of running two buses for up to eight hours in the local area of Kargil.
“NHPC shall upscale hydrogen production on a commercial scale to supply the hydrogen needs of the Ladakh region in different sectors like mobility, transportation, heating, and Micro-grid and subsequent MoU shall be signed separately,” the Ministry of Power said.
“These two Pilot projects will create a roadmap for future development of Green Hydrogen and subsequent reduction of carbon emission in the transportation/heating sector and will also attract long-term investment in the Hydrogen economy creating different revenue streams and job opportunities for the youth of UT of Ladakh,” it added.