The Ministry of Power (MoP)
The Ministry of Power (MoP) is the nodal ministry of the Government of India responsible for overseeing electricity production and infrastructure development including generation, transmission and distribution. The Ministry is also primarily responsible for evolving policies related to energy conservation and energy efficiency pertaining to Power Sector.
The key policies and schemes from the MoP in the Green hydrogen sector include:
Green Hydrogen Policy – Under the policy, government aspires to establish manufacturing zones and further setting up of green hydrogen/ammonia production plant in those zones. Various incentives and waivers are offered for these projects.
It also clarifies on terms of production such as green hydrogen/green ammonia can be manufactured by a developer by using RE from a co-located RE plant, or sourced from a remotely located RE plant, whether set up by the same developer, or a third party or procured RE from the power exchange
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal ministry of the Government of India responsible for research and development, international cooperation and coordination in renewable energy sources.
The key policies and schemes from the MNRE in the Green hydrogen sector include:
National Green Hydrogen Mission – India has set its sight on becoming energy independent by 2047 and achieving Net Zero by 2070. To achieve this target, increasing renewable energy use across all economic spheres is central to India's Energy Transition. Green Hydrogen is considered a promising alternative for enabling this transition. Hydrogen can be utilized for long-duration storage of renewable energy, replacement of fossil fuels in industry, clean transportation, and potentially also for decentralized power generation, aviation, and marine transport. The National Green Hydrogen Mission was approved by the Union Cabinet on 4 January 2022