Himachal’s first hydrogen fuel generation plant to come up in Chamba

Published on Mar 14, 2022 01:07 AM IST
The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) will set up a green hydrogen fuel generation plant in Chamba district soon. It would be the first hydrogen fuel plant in Himachal Pradesh
Chamba deputy commissioner DC Rana said the hydrogen fuel generation plant will produce hydrogen through a 250KW photovoltaic solar plant. It would be the first hydrogen fuel plant in Himachal. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
Chamba deputy commissioner DC Rana said the hydrogen fuel generation plant will produce hydrogen through a 250KW photovoltaic solar plant. It would be the first hydrogen fuel plant in Himachal. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
By, Dharamshala

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) will set up a green hydrogen fuel generation plant in Chamba district soon. It would be the first hydrogen fuel plant in the state.

The decision was taken in a meeting of Chamba district administration with NHPC Ltd held recently which was presided over by Chamba Deputy Commissioner DC Rana and attended by NHPC’s General Manager (Project), Chamera-II and Chamera-III SK Sandhu.

Chamba deputy commissioner DC Rana said that it would be the first hydrogen mobility-based project in the district.

The plant will produce hydrogen through a 250KW photovoltaic solar plant.

He said that apart from setting up the hydrogen fuel plant the NHPC will also provide the district administration a 33-seater hydrogen fuel cell bus on pilot bases.

The bus will be operated by the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation in the important tourist places of the district. The range of the hydrogen fuel-powered bus would be 200 km.

After the hydrogen is produced from the solar plant, the remaining electricity supply will be sent to the local grid, he said.

Rana said that during the meeting it was also decided that a hydrogen fuel plant will be set up on the land already available with the NHPC.

The deputy commissioner was also directed to constitute a committee of officers of various departments under the chairmanship of the SDM concerned to identify the suitable site for the project.

He also directed that the committee constituted would inspect the land available with the NHPC in different areas of the district on March 15.

The deputy commissioner also asked all the departments concerned to meet the departmental parameters required for setting up the project.

It was decided in the meeting that the plant established at IOCL Faridabad would be visited by various departmental and NHPC officials.

Rana said that electric and hydrogen-based fuel technology is expanding in view of climate change. It would be a matter of pride to establish the first such project in the district at the state level.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • The incident has sent shockwaves in the area. 

    70-year-old woman, daughter-in-law found murdered in northwest Delhi

    A 70-year-old woman and her daughter-in-law were found murdered at their residence at Subhash Park in northwest Delhi in the early hours of Tuesday, police said. The elderly woman's two grandsons discovered the bodies with stab wounds in their respective bedrooms on the ground and first floor of their house after they returned from a trip to Rishikesh and Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. Police said a murder case has been registered.

  • Rainbow after monsoon rain in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)

    Delhi’s air quality satisfactory, light rainfall expected

    Delhi's air quality remained in the satisfactory category as light rainfall with strong surface winds of 20-30 km per hour were expected on Tuesday. The air quality index was 58 at 7am compared to 62 (satisfactory) on Monday 4pm. The mercury was expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius with chances of rain plunging it further over the next 48 hours as the monsoon trough shifts further southwards.

  • Karnataka’s minister for law and parliamentary affairs JC Madhuswamy was heard saying "the government is not functioning, we are somehow managing" in a viral audio tape. (HT)

    Karnataka minister advises cabinet colleague to quit following viral audio clip

    Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy's purported remarks that the "government is not functioning, we are somehow managing", has drawn criticism from some of his cabinet colleagues, with Horticulture Minister Munirathna even advising him to quit the Ministry. Reacting to this, Horticulture Minister Munirathna said in Kolar today, Madhuswamy should resign from the Ministry immediately, before making such a statement. Madhuswamy can be heard saying.

  • A file photo of a Domino's Pizza restaurant, (Representational) 

    'Adhere to strict world-class protocols': Domino's on viral pizza dough pics

    Multinational pizza restaurant chain Domino's has responded after a picture of mops kept near pizza dough was widely shared on social media. “We have zero tolerance for violations of these operating standards,” the fast food restaurant chain giant said amid reactions to the picture shared by a Bengaluru based techie.

  • The skywalk near Viviana Mall in Thane Praful Gangurde/HT Photo

    Locals flag safety concerns on skywalk nearly two km from CM Shinde’s residence

    Four days after a college student was allegedly molested on a skywalk at Manpada, local residents have raised safety concerns over another skywalk in the heart of the city which they claim is taken over by miscreants at night as there are no adequate lights and CCTV cameras. Interestingly, this skywalk near Viviana Mall is barely a few metres from former minister Jitendra Awhad's home and around two km from chief minister Eknath Shinde's residence.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now