NTPC Renewable Energy to build green hydrogen projects in Army establishments


NTPC Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Army to set up green hydrogen projects in Army establishments on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis. The intent is to reduce complex logistics and dependence on fossil fuels and to accelerate decarbonization.

Various locations of the Indian Army are powered through DG sets in off-grid locations. With this partnership, the Indian Army intends to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel and logistics for power generation and heat.

NTPC REL will design, develop, and install renewable energy projects (solar, wind, etc) and hydrogen energy storage systems in a phased manner. Under the MoU, NTPC REL and Indian Army will jointly identify potential sites to set up green hydrogen projects for supplying electricity, in a phased manner.

NTPC REL is a step-down subsidiary of NTPC Ltd through its wholly owned subsidiary NTPC Green Energy Ltd. Currently, it has a portfolio of 3.6 GW RE capacity under construction. NTPC Group targets 60 GW of RE capacity by the year 2032 and currently it has 3.2 GW of installed RE capacity. It has taken several initiatives in hydrogen technologies and has already commissioned a hydrogen-blended piped natural gas project in Gujarat. Currently, it is executing a hydrogen-based mobility project (in Ladakh and Delhi) and a green methanol project in Madhya Pradesh.

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