GAIL officially opened its first national green hydrogen 10MW plant in India

State-owned natural gas processor and distributor GAIL India Ltd marking a major step towards foraying into new and alternate energy. It has installed its first Green Hydrogen Plant at GAIL Vijaipur in Madhya Pradesh, inaugurated by Shri Pankaj Jain.

This Green Hydrogen plant has a capacity of producing 4.3 TPD of Hydrogen, through 10MW PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) Electrolyzer units, by electrolysis of water using renewable power. The purity of hydrogen from this plant shall be 99.999% (by vol.) and will be produced at a pressure of 30 Kg/cm2.

Initially, the hydrogen produced from this unit shall be used as a fuel along with Natural Gas for captive purposes in the various processes and equipment running in the existing plant at Vijaipur. Further, this hydrogen is planned to be dispensed to retail customers in the nearby geographies, and transported through high-pressure cascades.

Besides sourcing renewable power through open access, GAIL is also setting up around 20 MW Solar power plants at Vijaipur (both Ground Mounted and Floating) to meet the requirement of green power for the 10 MW PEM Electrolyzer.

The National Green Hydrogen Mission of India, which was set up in early 2023 to enable the deployment of at least five million tonnes of green fuel yearly, would be supported by the plant’s operations.

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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