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India’s Green Hydrogen Mobility Project

Renewable Energy Ltd (REL), a 100% subsidiary of NTPC, signed a MoU with Union Territory of Ladakh and LAHDC to setup the country’s first Green Hydrogen Mobility project in the region.

This Project will enable NTPC to help Ladakh develop a carbon free economy based on renewable sources and green hydrogen.

NTPC has been promoting usage of green hydrogen based solutions in sectors like mobility, energy, chemical, fertilizer, steel etc. It has recently doubled its target to achieving 60GW renewables capacity by 2032.


Recently NTPC has invited global Expression of Interest (EoI) to provide 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell (FC) based electric buses in Delhi and an equal number of Hydrogen Fuel Cell based electric cars for Leh.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

A fuel cell is an electrochemical cell that converts the chemical energy of a fuel (often hydrogen) and an oxidizing agent (often oxygen) into electricity through a pair of redox reactions.

Fuel cells are different from most batteries in requiring a continuous source of fuel and oxygen (usually from air) to sustain the chemical reaction, whereas in a battery the chemical energy usually comes from metals and their ions or oxides that are commonly already present in the battery, except in flow batteries.

Fuel cells can produce electricity continuously for as long as fuel and oxygen are supplied. The products of the reaction in the cell are water, electricity, and heat.

[Hydrogen + Oxygen = Electricity + Water Vapour]

This is a big improvement over internal combustion engines, coal burning power plants, and nuclear power plants, all of which produce harmful by-products

The move to procure Hydrogen Fuel Cell based vehicles is first of its kind project in the country, wherein a complete solution from green energy to the fuel cell vehicle would be developed.


NTPC Limited, formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities.

It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and is promoted by the Government of India, HQ at New Delhi.

NTPC’s core business is generation and sale of electricity to state-owned power distribution companies and State Electricity Boards in India.

The company has also ventured into oil and gas exploration and coal mining activities. It is the largest power company in India with an electric power generating capacity of 58,156 MW. NTPC currently produces 25 billion units of electricity per month.

In May 2010, NTPC was conferred Maharatna status by the Union Government of India.


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