Army begins work on hydrogen-based micro-grid along LAC

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Army begins work on hydrogen-based micro-grid along LAC

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 | PNS | New Delhi

The Indian Army has put in motion the process for installation of a green hydrogen based micro grid power plant project in the forward areas along the Northern borders facing China not connected by the national or State grid.

Giving details here on Tuesday, officials said a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed here between the Indian Army and National Thermal Power Corporation Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL).

The Army is providing requisite land on lease for 25 years with a commitment to purchase generated power through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The proposed projects — part of the National Green Hydrogen mission — will be installed by NTPC on Build, Own and Operate (BOO) Models at a jointly identified location in Eastern Ladakh.

The project entails setting up a Solar Power Plant for hydrolysis of water to produce Hydrogen, which, during non-solar hours will provide power through fuel cells. This will set the stage for similar projects in the future and contribute towards reducing dependence on fossil fuel-based generator sets with concomitant abatement of green-house gas emissions.

With this MoU, the Indian Army has become the first Government organisation to enter into an agreement with the National Thermal Power Corporation Renewable Energy Limited with firm plans to roll out similar projects in the future.

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