NTPC and Siemens Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to test the feasibility for hydrogen co-firing blended with natural gas in Siemens V94.2 gas turbines installed at NTPC’s Faridabad gas power plant. The total installed capacity of Faridabad gas power plant is 432 MW with two V94.2 gas turbines operating in combined cycle mode.
Achieving de-carbonising targets requires a concerted and wide-ranging roadmap across all energy intensive sectors. As a part of this road map, hydrogen co-firing in gas turbines can play a key role in reducing the carbon dioxide emissions. As a part of this initiative, NTPC is exploring various new hydrogen generation technologies along with hydrogen usage to ensure future readiness, develop the required capabilities, technical expertise, and align with the national decarbonising and hydrogen mission targets.
Under this MoU, both the companies will collaborate to study the feasibility of introducing hydrogen co-firing in Faridabad gas power plant. Based on the feasibility studies, a pilot project for 5 per cent hydrogen co-firing may be implemented for demonstrating the capability. Meanwhile, the hydrogen required for the project shall be arranged by NTPC.