NTPC in pact with Gujarat Gas to blend green hydrogen in piped natural gas

NTPC has taken up the initiative of blending green hydrogen in piped natural gas (PNG) network of Gujarat Gas Limited (GGL) at NTPC Kawas as part of its focus on a clean environment. The two companies signed a formal agreement towards this on Tuesday.

Green hydrogen will be produced by using electricity from the existing 1 MW floating solar project of NTPC Kawas. This will be blended with PNG in a predetermined proportion and will be used for cooking applications in NTPC Kawas Township. Initially, the percentage of hydrogen blending in the PNG shall be around 5 per cent and after successful completion, it will be further increased.
NTPC is the premier energy utility in the country with an installed capacity of 69 GW, with a diversified fuel mix. The NTPC group plans to achieve 60 GW of RE in a decade and is executing several pilot projects in the green hydrogen space.
GGL is India's largest City Gas Distribution (CGD) Company and has a presence across 43 districts in 6 states and 1 Union territory
This hydrogen blending project at NTPC Kawas is a pioneering effort and the first of its kind in the country. This is a step toward the decarbonisation of the cooking fuel segment and self-sufficiency for the energy requirements of the nation.