With the Indian Army, NTPC Renewable Energy has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct build-own-operate (BOO) green hydrogen projects in Army facilities. The goal is to hasten the decarbonization process while reducing complicated logistics and reliance on fossil fuels.
The Indian Army uses DG units in off-grid regions to power various places. The Indian Army hopes to lessen its reliance on fossil fuels and supplies for heating and electricity generation as a result of this relationship.
NTPC REL will gradually design, develop, and implement hydrogen energy storage systems and renewable energy projects (solar, wind, etc.). In accordance with the MoU, NTPC REL and the Indian Army will work together to identify appropriate locations for the gradual establishment of green hydrogen projects for the delivery of power.
With its fully owned subsidiary NTPC Green Energy Ltd, NTPC REL is a step-down subsidiary of NTPC Ltd. It now has 3.6 GW of RE capacity under construction in its portfolio. NTPC Group currently has 3.2 GW of installed RE capacity, with a target of 60 GW by the year 2032. It has launched a number of projects in the field of hydrogen technology and has already put Gujarat’s hydrogen-blended natural gas project into service. It is now working on a green methanol project in Madhya Pradesh as well as a hydrogen-based mobility project (in Ladakh and Delhi).