Amara Raja Power Systems Limited has been awarded the project of setting up India’s first green hydrogen fueling station in Leh, Ladakh by NTPC Limited.
To begin with, NTPC plans to ply five hydrogen fuel cell buses in the region. The pilot project is being set up in Leh’s extreme conditions at a height of 3,600 meters above sea level with a temperature variation of – 14 degrees to + 20 degrees celsius. The pilot project will produce a minimum of 80 kg per day of 99.97 per cent pure hydrogen which will be compressed, stored and dispensed. A part of the National Hydrogen Energy Mission, this would be a precursor to large scale green hydrogen mobility and storage projects and would be useful for studying and deploying multiple fueling stations across the country.