Webinar on Regulatory Compliances for Commissioning of Green Hydrogen Projects in India

The Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office (IGEF-SO) organised the second meeting of the subworking group on Quality Infrastructure, Safety and Legal Framework under the Indo-German Green Hydrogen Task Force on 6 March 2023.  

Dr. Prasad Arvind Chaphekar, Deputy Secretary of MNRE, opened the meeting with underlining the importance of the implementation of the green hydrogen mission to the ministry and affirming that the required approvals for any investor in this sector is of prime concern to them.

The welcome remarks were given by the Co-Heads of the group, Prof. Dr. Chitra Rajagopal, Director, Centre of Excellence, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Mr. Markus Hoffmann-von Wolffersdorff, Partner-KNPP and Managing Director-KNPP Indigo. This was followed by a presentation on the “Process to obtain public approvals for the setup of Green H2-plants in India” by Ms. Jyotsna Chaturvedi and Mr. Akhand Pratap Singh Chauhan, Maheshwari & Co., which was agreed upon as a deliverable in the first meeting of the subworking group.  

The session was concluded with a Q&A session, in which questions regarding the legal framework were addressed. Topics like India's National Single Window application process for green hydrogen projects or differences in the legal frameworks between green and grey hydrogen were discussed. 

Decisions taken during this subworking group meeting were to organise a roundtable on gap analysis of the existing framework for safety standards in India and to suggest joint capacity building training programmes for various sectors. Last, it was agreed upon arranging a presentation on green certification schemes and sustainability criteria which is going to take place on 11 April 2023.

Read the report on Regulatory Compliances for Commissioning of Green Hydrogen Projects in India

Recording of the webinar can be found here: Regulatory Compliances for commissioning of Green Hydrogen Projects in India