NTPC has floated a global Expression of Interest (EOI) to set up two pilot projects, Standalone Fuel-Cell based backup power system and a standalone fuel-cell based microgrid system with hydrogen production using electrolyser at NTPC premises.
This is in line with NTPC’s initiatives towards adopting Hydrogen technologies.
It has already started a pilot for making methanol integrating carbon captured from power plant flue gas and hydrogen from electrolysis.
This is a potential solution towards “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” in field of carbon capture and green hydrocarbon synthesis.
Taking the initiative forward, NTPC is exploring use of Hydrogen based Fuel Cells-Electrolyser systems for backup power requirement.
Currently, the backup power requirement and micro grid applications are being met from diesel-based power generators.
Looking at these as early adopter use case of Hydrogen based technologies, NTPC is working towards creating solutions which are a green alternative to Diesel Generators.
NTPC is geared up to play a pivotal role in India’s adoption of the hydrogen economy.