Indian energy companies formed an independent group for green hydrogen advocacy

Renewable Energy

Six renewable energy companies of India have formed an independent advocacy group for green hydrogen. The companies include Acme Group, Azure Power and Fortum India.

The Independent Green Hydrogen Association (IGHPA) aims to engage with the government and other stakeholders to achieve India’s objective of becoming a green hydrogen and ammonia producing country and an export hub, they said.

IGHPA will provide technical, economic and regulatory inputs for development of policy framework and its implementation.

Shashi Shekhar, a former bureaucrat, has been appointed as director general by the association. He was secretary in the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation.

Earlier, India has announced plans to produce five million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2030 and unveiled a policy that will enable manufacturers to source renewable energy to produce hydrogen or ammonia without paying transmission charges for 25 years.

Reliance Industries (RIL), Larsen & Toubro, JSW Steel, Jindal Steel, NTPC, BPCL and Indian Oil Corp, among others, have announced plans to set up green hydrogen units.

Tags: Acme Group, Ammonia, Azure Power, Fortum India, Hydrogen, IGHPA, Renewable Energy
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