SJVN Marks Historic Milestone with Inauguration of India’s 1st Multi-Purpose G Hydrogen Project

New Delhi, 26 April 2024: SJVN achieved a significant milestone with inauguration of India’s first Multi-purpose (Combined Heat & Power) Green Hydrogen Pilot Project at 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) in Jhakri, Himachal Pradesh today.

Smt. Geeta Kapur, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN inaugurated 20Nm3/hr Electrolyzer & 25kW Fuel Cell Capacity based state-of-the-art Green Hydrogen Pilot Project. This project is nation’s first Multi-purpose (Combined Heat & Power) Green Hydrogen Generation Plant with capability to cater to the High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coating Facility of NJHPS for meeting its combustion fuel requirements in addition to generating electricity through its 25kW capacity Fuel Cell.

The project will produce hydrogen gas by splitting hydrogen and oxygen from water with the help of alkaline electrolyzer of 20Nm3/hr capacity by utilizing renewable energy supplied from 1.31 MW Solar Power Plant of SJVN located in Wadhal, Himachal Pradesh.

The Pilot Project is set to produce 14Kgs. of Green Hydrogen daily during 8 hours of operation which will be stored in 6 nos. of storage Tanks with total storage capacity of 12 m3 at 30 bar pressure. The green hydrogen will be utilized for HVOF Coating of turbine underwater parts in addition to generating electricity through its 25kW capacity Fuel Cell.

“Aligned with National Green Hydrogen Mission of Government of India, SJVN’s Green Hydrogen Pilot Project is poised to accelerate the development of green hydrogen production infrastructure in power sector, establishing green hydrogen as a clean energy source.” said Smt. Kapur.

During her visit, Smt. Geeta Kapur also inaugurated first of kind Centralized Operation of 1500 MW NJHPS and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station (Rampur HPS) by remotely operating Unit-2 of RHPS from NJHPS Control Room at Jhakri, Himachal Pradesh. Rampur HPS is being successfully operated on Tandem Operating System with NJHPS.

Smt. Kapur commended dedicated efforts of NJHPS, Rampur HPS and Electrical Design Team at Corporate Headquarters for this historical achievement and urged the employees to continue working diligently towards fully operating entire Power Station from NJHPS at the earliest.

During these significant events, Sh. Manoj Kumar, Head of Project (NJHPS), Sh. Vikas Marwah Head of Project (Rampur HPS), Sh. Harish Kumar Sharma, Head of Department (Electrical Design), along with senior officials of NJHPS, Rampur HPS and Corporate Headquarters were also present.

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