NTPC, Siemens Ink Mou for demonstration of hydrogen co-combustion in gas turbines
NTPC and Siemens sign a memorandum of understanding for the demonstration of hydrogen co-combustion in gas turbines.
NTPC and Siemens Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the feasibility of demonstrating the co-combustion of hydrogen mixed with natural gas in Siemens V94.2 gas turbines installed at the NTPC Gas Power Plant Faridabad.
As part of this important collaboration, the two companies will jointly explore ways to reduce CO2 emissions from the Faridabad gas-fired power plant and further large-scale implementation in installed units of NTPC in India, said said the company.
NTPC said the total installed capacity of the Faridabad gas-fired power plant is 432 megawatts (MW) with two V94.2 gas turbines operating in combined cycle mode.
Under this initiative, NTPC is exploring various new hydrogen generation technologies as well as the use of hydrogen to ensure future readiness, develop required capabilities, technical expertise, align with the national objectives of the decarbonization and hydrogen mission.
Under this memorandum of understanding, the two companies will collaborate to study the feasibility of introducing hydrogen co-combustion in the Faridabad gas-fired power plant. Based on the feasibility studies, a 5% (by volume) hydrogen co-combustion pilot project can be implemented to demonstrate the capability and the hydrogen required for the project must be arranged by NTPC.
Manish Kumar SrivastavaExecutive Director, NTPC, said:
NTPC is at the forefront of various hydrogen-related initiatives and conducts various R&D works in this field to introduce a technology capable of providing green, affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all.
“This MoU is one of the few steps taken by NTPC to achieve these goals. Hydrogen co-firing can help utilize existing NTPC gas assets, reducing the cost of electricity from gas-fired power plants when green hydrogen is available at lower cost.
“Additionally, these gas turbines can help provide grid flexibility during the renewable energy era and help stabilize the grid. We believe the partnership with Siemens Limited, which has global expertise in this technology, will help us achieve our goals under the National Hydrogen Mission.
Sareen AshishHead of Service & Digital, Energy, Siemens Limited, said:
This MoU demonstrates that India has accelerated its energy transition and decarbonization journey.
“We are very proud to partner with NTPC as we believe that together we can make existing and future power systems more efficient, flexible and sustainable.”
NTPC is India’s largest energy conglomerate. It is present throughout the value chain of the electricity production activity. As of June 30, 2022, the Indian government owns 51.10% of NTPC.
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NTPC and Siemens sign MoU for demonstration of hydrogen co-combustion in gas turbines, New Delhi, October 12, 2022