In the lead-up to the 18th G20 Summit, India is set to host a significant day-long conference on “Green Hydrogen Pilots in India” in New Delhi on September 5, 2023. The conference aims to spotlight various Green Hydrogen Pilots initiated by both public and private sector entities in India and highlight the pioneering strides in green hydrogen technology.

The event is being organized by NTPC Ltd., a prominent integrated power producer in India, and is expected to gather experts, officials, and stakeholders from across the clean energy spectrum.

Shri R. K. Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, will grace the opening session of the conference with a keynote address. Also addressing the session will be Shri Bhupinder S. Bhalla, Secretary of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy; Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD of NTPC; and Shri Mohit Bhargava, CEO of NTPC Green Energy Ltd.

The “Green Hydrogen Pilots in India” conference will offer attendees a unique opportunity to witness innovative pilot projects and gain invaluable insights into the future of clean energy. The roster of showcased green hydrogen pilots includes a diverse array of initiatives, ranging from Green Hydrogen Blending in Petroleum and Natural Gas to Green Hydrogen Mobility, and from Green Shipping Initiatives to Hydrogen-based Microgrid projects.

These pilots represent the collaborative efforts of both public and private sector entities in India, each contributing to the advancement of green hydrogen technology in their respective domains. For instance, Ashok Leyland will present on Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) and Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (H2ICE) Vehicles, while Cochin Shipyard will focus on Green Shipping Initiatives.

The discussions and presentations during this conference are expected to foster the exchange of information, allowing participants to share their achievements and address challenges they have encountered in their green hydrogen endeavors. Furthermore, these pilot projects are poised to tackle technological hurdles, develop local supply chains, and optimize techno-economic feasibility in the future.

As India strives to make progress in the field of clean energy and reduce its carbon footprint, the “Green Hydrogen Pilots in India” conference will shed light on the path forward. It is anticipated to not only inspire collaborative efforts but also contribute to the objectives of the National Green Hydrogen Mission—a mission that holds the promise of a sustainable and green energy future for the nation.

For the detailed agenda of the conference and updates, interested parties can refer to the official website. The event promises to be a pivotal moment in India’s journey towards a greener, more sustainable energy landscape