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India’s 1st Multipurpose Green Hydrogen Pilot Project

India’s 1st Multipurpose Green Hydrogen Pilot Project:

SJVN Limited inaugurates India’s 1st Multipurpose Green Hydrogen Pilot ProjectS:

  • Geeta Kapur, Chairman and Managing Director(CMD) of SJVN Limited(formerly known as Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam) inaugurated India’s 1st multipurpose(combined Heat and Power) green hydrogen pilot project at the 1,500 megawatt (MW) Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) in Jhakri, Himachal Pradesh(HP).
  • She also inaugurated the first-of-its-kind centralised operation of 1500MW NJPHS and 412 MW Rampur Hydrogen Power Station(RHPS) by remotely operating Unit-II of RHPS from NJHPS, Jhakri.
  • The project in line with the National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM) will accelerate the development of green hydrogen production infrastructure in the power sector.
  • The state of the art green hydrogen pilot project has the capability to cater to the high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) coating facility of NJHPS to meet its combustion fuel requirements.
  • This will also have the capacity to generate electricity through its 25 kilowatt (kW) capacity fuel cell.
  • The green hydrogen plant will utilise a alkaline electrolyzer of 20 Nm^3/Hr (normal meter cubed per hour) capacity which enables the production of hydrogen gas by splitting hydrogen and oxygen from water.
  • This will use renewable energy supplied from the 1.31 MW solar power plant of SJVN located in Wadhal, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The project is set to produce 14 kg of green hydrogen per day during 8 hours of operation which will be stored in 6 storage tanks.
  • The green hydrogen will be utilized for HVOF coating of turbine underparts. Also, it has the capacity of generating electricity through its 25KW capacity fuel cell.