Govt invites bids for 1,500-MW electrolyser manufacturing capacities under green hydrogen mission, ET EnergyWorld

NEW DELHI: The government on late Friday invited bids for setting up electrolyser manufacturing capacities of 1,500 MW under the first tranche of the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) programme.

The SIGHT scheme is a part of India’s National Green Hydrogen Mission launched in January. The Solar Energy Corporation of India, under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, is the implementing agency for the scheme.

The pre-bid meeting will be held on July 27 and the last date of submission is September 5, as per the bidding documents.

With the objective to indigenously developed electrolyser technologies, bids are invited in two separate buckets.

The capacity offered under the tranche for electrolyser manufacturing capacity based on any stack technology is 1,200 MW, while the rest is for indigenously developed stack technology.

A bidder, including its parent or affiliate company can bid for a maximum of 300 MW capacity. For any stack technology, the minimum bid capacity is 100 MW, while no such requirement is stated for indigenously developed stack technology.

The SIGHT scheme guidelines issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, which is spearheading the programme, for green hydrogen and electrolysers on June 28.

The guidelines had stated base incentive available for electrolysers at Rs 4440/kW for the first year, Rs 3,700/kW for the second, Rs 2,960/kW for the third, Rs 2,220/kW for the fourth and Rs 1,480/kW for the fifth.

The National Green Hydrogen Mission targets a production capacity of at least 5 million metric tonnes of green hydrogen annually with an associated renewable energy capacity addition of about 125 GW.

The mission announced a total outlay of Rs. 19,744 crore up to financial year 2029-30.

  • Published On Jul 8, 2023 at 08:11 AM IST

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