NTPC Starts Trial Run of Hydrogen Bus in Leh

The state run power generator is set to be a key player in the race to manufacture 5 MMTA of green hydrogen by 2030 in India.

Towards achieving Carbon-Neutral Ladakh, NTPC is setting up Hydrogen Fuelling Station, Solar Plant and providing 05 Nos Fuel Cell buses for operation on intracity routes of Leh.

NTPC Green Hydrogen Bus

The first hydrogen bus reached Leh on 17th August as part of 3-month-long process of field-trials, roadworthiness tests and other statutory procedures. This will be the India’s first ever deployment of hydrogen buses on public roads.

The first of its kind Green Hydrogen Mobility Project at 11,562 ft is co-located with dedicated Solar plant of 1.7 MW for providing renewable power. The fuel cell buses are designed for operation in sub-zero temperature in rarefied atmosphere, typical to such altitude locations which is a unique feature of this project.

NTPC is committed to achieve 60 GW of Renewable Energy capacity by 2032 and be a major player in Green Hydrogen Technology and Energy Storage domain. The company is taking up several initiatives towards decarbonization such as Hydrogen blending, Carbon Capture, EV buses, Smart NTPC Townships etc.

The corporation has already led in in terms of establishing early pilots for green hydrogen manufacturing in India to explore ways to use the same for powering specific use cases.

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