National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has awarded the project of setting up India’s first green hydrogen fuelling station in Leh, Ladakh to Amara Raja Power Systems. Hydrogen Industry Leaders looks at how the project could enable emission-free transport in and around Leh.
Hoping to make India among the few countries to take the lead in the green mobility space through the plan of five hydrogen fuel cell buses, the project is one of the first initiatives by the Indian government in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of achieving net zero by 2070.
Amara Raja Power Systems was said to be selected for this project based on its technical expertise as the project will be set up in Leh’s extreme conditions at a height of 3600 metres above sea level with temperatures varying between -14°Celsius to 20°Celsius.
It would be useful for studying and deploying multiple fuelling stations across the country and serve as a precursor to large-scale green hydrogen mobility and storage projects that would come up in India as a part of the National Hydrogen Energy Mission.