Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) has invited bids for the construction of a 5 MW electrolyser and associated system for the production of green hydrogen and its blend with natural gas in the city gas distribution (CGD) system. The CGD network project envisions selling piped natural gas to various consumers in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors and compressed natural gas to the automotive sector. The last date for the submission of bids is July 6, 2022.

The green hydrogen will be blended with natural gas up to two two per cent by weight in a phased manner and in the existing steel pipeline network. The company is considering blending green hydrogen with natural gas in the city gas network of Ahmednagar and Aurangabad. It is expected that the bidders are reputed water electrolyser companies, companies experienced in hydrogen blending with natural gas or engineering companies associated with a water electrolyzer technology company.