India’s first green hydrogen fuelling station, being set up at Leh in the Union Territory of Ladakh, is all set to be commissioned before May 2023.
The first-of-its-kind project is being set up by NTPC Limited, which had awarded the contract for the project to Amara Raja Power Systems, in June 2022. Under the project, green hydrogen will be produced by the splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using electrolysis powered by renewable energy. The project is being set up at a height of 3,600 metres above sea level with a temperature variation of minus 14 degrees to plus 20 degrees Celsius. The pilot project will produce 80 kilogram per day of 99.97 percent pure hydrogen that will be compressed, stored and dispensed. NTPC plans to ply five hydrogen fuel cell buses in the region.