Power Ministry and MNRE to Ensure Ease of Doing Business for Hydrogen Developers
A presentation made by the MNRE mentioned that 25 GW and 5 GW renewable power is required for producing 1 million metric tonnes of hydrogen and 1 million metric tonnes of green ammonia respectively.
October 23, 2023. By Anurima Mondal
Speaking on occasion, the Minister assured that the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New & Renewable Energy will work with concerned ministries to ensure Ease of Doing Business for Hydrogen Developers.
“India is an emerging Power. With our single unified grid and large renewable capacity, India can produce the cheapest green hydrogen in the world. We will do everything in our power to make India be competitive in producing green hydrogen and to achieve the targets set out in the National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM),” he said.
A presentation was made by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy regarding the relevant issues. It was mentioned that for producing 1 million metric tonnes of hydrogen, 25 GW renewable power is required while for producing 1 million metric tonnes of green ammonia, 5 GW renewable power is required.
The industry representatives were requested to share the locations of their upcoming green hydrogen/ammonia plants and the corresponding withdrawal capacity required, so that the required transmission infrastructure can be planned accordingly.
Thereafter, the industry stakeholders raised various issues being faced them, such as SEZ policies, regulatory provisions for enabling dual connectivity, certain contractual conditions, demand charges being levied by States and various other issues related to cost reduction of green hydrogen production in India.
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