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NGEL to collaborate with Nayara Energy for green H2 production

NTPC Green Energy Limited (NGEL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of India’s leading integrated power producer NTPC Limited, and Nayara Energy, a new-age international downstream Energy Company of International scale, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to explore opportunities in the green H2 and energy space.

The MoU signing ceremony was attended by Shri Mohit Bhargava, CEO, NGEL and Shri Amar Kumar, Head-Technical, Nayara Energy. Other senior officials of NTPC, NGEL and Nayara Energy were also present on the occasion.

The MoU envisages to collaborate and produce green H2 for Nayara Energy's captive usage, accelerate decarbonization and catalyze reduction in carbon footprint. This collaboration is in line with NTPC's initiatives to develop H2 projects in India and aligns with the vision of a self-reliant India (Atmanirbhar Bharat) as laid out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

While congratulating the team, Shri Mohit Bhargava, CEO (NGEL) said, “We are happy to join hands with Nayara Energy in our shared commitment to accelerate India's transition to clean and sustainable energy sources. Green H2 would be a crucial element of India's clean energy future, and with this partnership, we will explore and implement cutting-edge technologies to produce green H2, contributing to a cleaner and more resilient energy landscape. Through NGEL, we are dedicated to expanding our green energy portfolio, and this collaboration exemplifies our relentless pursuit of a greener and more sustainable future for the nation.

While appreciating the efforts of NTPC for green H2, Dr Alois Virag, CEO, Nayara Energy said, "As a prominent player in the energy industry, environmental sustainability is deeply ingrained in all our business operations at Nayara Energy. Today, we take an important step forward by partnering with NTPC, leaders in Green Energy business, to explore the potential of green H2. This collaboration will contribute to achieve the energy transition objectives of the country."

NTPC is India’s largest Power Utility having a total installed capacity of 73+ GW. As part of increasing its RE portfolio, a wholly-owned subsidiary NGEL has been formed to take up renewable energy parks and projects including businesses in the area of green H2, energy storage technologies and round-the-clock RE Power. NTPC Group has a plan of 60 GW of RE capacity by the year 2032 and working on a pipeline of 20+ GW, out of which over 3 GW is operational capacity.

Nayara Energy is an integrated downstream company of international scale with strong presence across the hydrocarbon value chain from refining to retail. Nayara Energy owns India’s second largest single-site refinery at Vadinar, Gujarat with a capacity of 20 MMtpy. It is one of the world’s most modern and complex refineries with a complexity of 11.8, which is amongst the highest globally. The company has over 6,000 operational retail outlets spread across India.