NTPC has started the green hydrogen blending in the piped natural gas (PNG) network of NTPC Kawas Township, Surat — in association with Gujarat Gas (GGL).
The first molecule of green hydrogen from the project was set in motion by P Ram Prasad, head of project, Kawas in presence of other senior executives of NTPC Kawas and GGL.
After the start of blending operation, NTPC Kawas held awareness workshops for township residents with help of GGL officials.
NTPC and GGL have worked towards achieving this milestone in record time after the foundation stone laying by the Prime Minister of India on 30th July 2022. This set-up is geared up to supply H2-NG (natural gas) to households of Kawas Township at Adityanagar, Surat. Green hydrogen in Kawas is made by electrolysis of water using power from already installed 1 MW floating solar project.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has given approval for 5 percent vol. /vol. blending of green hydrogen with PNG to start with and the blending level would be scaled phase-wise to reach 20 percent. Green hydrogen when blended with natural gas reduces CO2 emissions keeping net heating content the same.