Advait Infratech launches India’s first Green Hydrogen Microgrid at THDCIL, Rishikesh

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Advait Infratech Limited has successfully completed the execution of all terms and conditions outlined in the tender  agreement. The project scope, which encompassed Design, Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning, and Operation & Maintenance for a 300kW Capacity Electrolyser & 70kW Capacity fuel cell based Micro-grid system with Hydrogen Production at THDCIL Office Complex in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, has been meticulously fulfilled. 

Furthermore, Advait has also reported the successful conduct of a PGTR for 110-hour trial for the Green Hydrogen-based Micro-grid Project at THDCIL, Rishikesh. The project, initiated on January 5, 2023, has been executed with remarkable efficiency, highlighting Advait Infratech’s unwavering commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions. The inauguration of this hydrogen plant on January 26, 2024, stands as a historic moment not only for Advait but also for the region and the renewable energy industry at large.

The Board released a statement saying, “The successful completion of the Micro-grid System project at THDCIL Office Complex is a testament to Advait Infratech Limited’s commitment to delivering high-quality, sustainable solutions in the field of green hydrogen space. We are happy to have played a role in advancing India’s green energy agenda and look forward to continued collaboration in driving positive change”.

Key Features of the Hydrogen Plant 

Advait’s pioneering microgrid system incorporates a 300 kWh Alkaline Electrolyser, capable of generating 50 kg of high-purity hydrogen during daylight hours. This hydrogen is stored in a state-of-the-art 24m3 storage tank, pressurized at 30 bar, ensuring its availability when needed. During nighttime, the stored hydrogen seamlessly powers a 70 kWh fuel cell, feeding energy into THDC’s grid and contributing to a more stable and sustainable power supply.  

Advait Infratech Limited takes immense pride in being at the forefront of India’s green hydrogen revolution. This project exemplifies the company’s dedication to environmental sustainability and its determination to reduce its carbon footprint. The utilisation of hydrogen-based energy systems is seen as the way forward in mitigating climate change and achieving a cleaner environment.

Earlier this year, Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) announced winners to set up 1.5 GW of electrolyser manufacturing capacities across India under the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) program. Advait Infratech won 100 MW with an incentive allocation of ₹1.48 billion (~$17.87 million). Additionally, Advait Infratech has also signed a significant MoU with GuoFu Hydrogen Energy Equipment Co., Ltd. (“GuoFu”), a distinguished Chinese manufacturer specialising in hydrogen energy equipment and related products. Carbon Technology Energy (CTE), a German company to create a prototype fuel cell, emphasising the optimization of carbon-based plate stack distribution.