The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is set to become the main aggregator in the green hydrogen sector, according to managing director Suman Sharma. Plans are being developed at inter-ministerial levels, with consultations taking place with major players in the sector including steel, fertilisers, and refineries.
SECI is also involved in drafting guidelines and standards with the Ministry, and aims to play a key role in implementing the National Green Hydrogen Mission.
The mission aims to make India a leading producer and supplier of green hydrogen in the world, with a target of 5 million metric tonnes per annum of production capacity and associated renewable energy capacity addition of about 125 GW by 2030.
The Mission also aims to attract over Rs 8 lakh crore in total investments, create over 6 lakh jobs, and reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 50 MMT.
SECI, a central public sector undertaking under the ministry of new and renewable energy, was set up in 2011 to facilitate the implementation of the National Solar Mission.