NTPC Kawas Gas is commencing a blending project that will blend hydrogen with piped natural gas (PNG) for domestic usage. This is the first of its kind project in the country. Initially, five per cent hydrogen of the total gas supply will be blended; this will gradually be increased to 20 per cent.
The gas will be supplied to approximately 200 homes in Aditya Nagar residential colony of NTPC Kawas in Hazira. Further, the project is expected to use 100 standard cubic metres of daily of gas for consumption in 200 households. The plant will be equipped with 6.5KW polymer electrolyte membrane with one standard cubic meter per hour. The hydrogen generation plant will be operated using power generated through a 1 MW capacity floating solar power plant at NTPC Kawas.