Green Hydrogen Microgrid Project – UPSC Prelims

Green Hydrogen Microgrid Project:
  • It is India’s first Green Hydrogen based Energy Storage Project.
  • Under this project, hydrogen would be produced using the advanced 240 kW Solid Oxide Electrolyser by taking input power from the nearby Omkareshwar Floating Solar project. 
  • The hydrogen produced during sunshine hours would be stored at high pressure and would be electrified using a 50 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell.
  • The system would work in standalone mode from 5 pm to 7 am.
  • Significance:
    • It is a unique project for India and would open doors for decarbonising the far-off regions of the country like Ladakh, J&K etc, which as of now are dependent on diesel generators.
    • Project is in-line with the vision of the Prime Minister for becoming carbon-neutral by 2070 and making Ladakh a carbon-neutral territory.
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