India Clean Energy Newsletter (ICEN)

India Extends Deadline for Submission of R&D Proposals Under National Green Hydrogen Mission

(By PV Magazine, 11 April 2024)

The R&D Scheme under the National Green Hydrogen Mission seeks to make the production, storage, transportation and utilization of green hydrogen more affordable. It also aims to improve the efficiency, safety and reliability of the relevant processes and technologies involved in the green hydrogen value chain.

India’s Renewable Sector Achieves Record Aapacity Addition in FY24, Led by Solar Power

(By Business Line, 10 April 2024)

The fiscal year that ended on 31 March 2024 proved to be a strong year for the country’s renewable energy sector. It achieved the highest-ever annual new capacity addition to the grid, spurred by the solar power segment, which accounted for 81% of the addition. The total new capacity added during FY24 stood at 18,485 MW, which was higher than the capacity added in FY23 at 15,274 MW.

Reliance To Lead USD12 Bn Investment in Green Hydrogen, Ammonia Units at Kandla

(By IndianWeb2, 11 April 2024)

Reliance Industries, along with Larsen and Toubro, Greenko Group, and Welspun New Energy, is planning to establish green hydrogen and green ammonia units at Gujarat’s Deendayal Port Authority (DPA) in Kandla. The Kandla Green Hydrogen Hub aims to become one of the largest green hydrogen projects in India.

Adani Green Energy Becomes India’s First To Surpass 10 GW Renewable Energy

(By AGEL, 03 April 2024)

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has surpassed 10 GW of operational portfolio consisting of 7,393 MW solar, 1,401 MW wind and 2,140 MW wind-solar hybrid capacity. AGEL’s 10,934 MW operational portfolio will power more than 5.8 million homes and avoid about 21 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The company has set a target to achieve 45,000 MW capacity by 2030.

Rajasthan at Helm of India’s Green Energy Shift; Gujarat Close on Heels

(By Business Line, 28 March 2024)

Rajasthan produced 39,300 million units of green energy in the first 10 months of 2023-24 and Gujarat produced 36,184 million units of green power over the same period. However, with 30 GW of renewable energy park at Khavda in Kutch getting operationalised in the next couple of years, Gujarat will overtake Rajasthan as the number one player in clean energy sector.

Solar and Wind Power Generation Surge in February 2024

(By Solar Quarter, 28 March 2024)

In February 2024, India achieved a significant milestone in its renewable energy journey, with solar power accounting for an impressive 57.9% of the nation’s total renewable energy output. Following closely behind was wind energy, which contributed 27.27% to India’s renewable energy generation, totaling 4,907.58 million units in February 2024.

GAIL to Commission its First Green Hydrogen Project in April

(By Economic Times, 26 March 2024)

The 10-megawatt proton exchange membrane electrolyser for the green-hydrogen producing unit at the Vijaipur complex in Madhya Pradesh state has been imported from Canada. The unit is expected to produce about 4.3 metric tons of hydrogen per day, with a purity of about 99.999% by volume, and would use renewable power.

Can India Ditch Fossil Fuels with Batteries, Hydrogen, CNG, and Biofuels?

(By Financial Express, 24 March 2024)

Despite policy initiatives and incentives like Auto Production Linked Incentive (PLI) and FAME II, EV penetration remains relatively low, accounting for only around 1% of total sales. There is still a need to address challenges such as range anxiety, high prices, and inadequate charging infrastructure to accelerate the growth of electric mobility in India.

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