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NTPC REL, Ladakh sign MoU to set up India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Mobility Project

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NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL), the renewable energy arm of NTPC Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Territory of Ladakh to set up India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Mobility project in Ladakh.

  • The Agreement will enable NTPC to help Ladakh develop a carbon-free economy based on renewable sources and green hydrogen, which is in line with Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Carbon Neutral’ Ladakh.
  • It was signed in the presence of Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh R K Mathur and members of NTPC.

Other initiatives

i.During the event, NTPC’s 1st solar installations in Leh in the form of solar trees and a solar carport were inaugurated.

ii.NTPC has plans to launch 5 Hydrogen Buses in Ladakh. It also aims to set up a solar plant and a green hydrogen generation unit in Leh.

iii.The setting up of a hydrogen generation unit in Leh will make it the 1st city in India to implement a green hydrogen-based mobility project.

NTPC’s Renewable Energy initiatives

NTPC is promoting usage of Green hydrogen-based solutions in sectors like mobility, energy, chemical, fertilizer, steel and others.

  • Recently, it revised its target of achieving 60 GW renewables capacity by 2032.
  • In July, 2021, NTPC Simhadri became the first power plant in India to commission a floating 10MW solar power project at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • NTPC is developing an 100MW Floating Solar Project in NTPC Ramagundam, Telangana, which will be India’s largest floating solar Installation once commissioned.

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March 11, 2021, India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant of 100 MegaWatt (MW) capacity being constructed at Ramagundam in Peddapalli district of Telangana is set to be commissioned by May-June, 2021

About NTPC Ltd

NTPC REL Ltd is a100 % subsidiary of NTPC
CMD – Gurdeep Singh
Headquarters – New Delhi