Green Hydrogen pilot project


In a significant move towards sustainable energy solutions, SJVN Limited has inaugurated India’s premier Multi-purpose Green Hydrogen Pilot Project at the Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) in Jhakri, Himachal Pradesh. Spearheaded by Chairperson and Managing Director Geeta Kapur, the project ushers in a new era of clean energy infrastructure.

The innovative initiative inaugurated today aligns closely with the National Green Hydrogen Mission of the Government of India, signaling a proactive stance towards green energy adoption in the power sector.

The state-of-the-art Green Hydrogen Pilot Project is set to produce 14 kilograms of Green Hydrogen daily during 8 hours of operation, storing it at a pressure of 30 bars across six storage tanks. Powered by a 20 Nm3/hour capacity alkaline electrolyzer, the project harnesses renewable energy from SJVN’s 1.31 MW Solar Power Plant in Wadhal, Shimla.

Apart from electricity generation, the green hydrogen will also serve the High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel Coating needs of turbine underwater parts, enhancing operational efficiency and sustainability.

During the inauguration, Ms Kapur also unveiled the Centralized Operation system for the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station (Rampur HPS), remotely operating Unit-2 of Rampur HPS from NJHPS Control Room. This achievement underscores SJVN‘s commitment to technological advancement and operational excellence.

Acknowledging the dedicated efforts of the teams involved, She urged continued diligence in realizing the goal of complete operational integration between NJHPS and Rampur HPS.

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The event witnessed the presence of key figures, including Manoj Kumar (Head of Project, NJHPS), Vikas Marwah (Head of Project, Rampur HPS), Harish Kumar Sharma (Head of Department, Electrical Design), and senior officials from NJHPS, Rampur HPS, and Corporate Headquarters.

 

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