Renewable Power-to-X Training in Kochi, Kerala

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO) and the Power-to-X Hub jointly organised a three-day capacity-building Power-to-X training course on Green Hydrogen and its derivatives in India from 23 - 25 August 2023, in Kochi (Kerala). The training was attended by 34 participants from the government, private sector, and academia. The facilitators for the course were Ms. Kajol, Senior Manager (Energy) at the World Resources Institute India, and Mr. Vivek Jha, an energy expert and independent consultant.

Ms. Heena Mandloi, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) presented the highlights of the Mission document, emphasising the components under the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) outlined in the mission document.

Ms. Priyam Srivastava and Mr. Deepak Choudhary, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) presented the National Electricity Plan (NEP) (Vol-I Generation) for the period of 2022-32. They highlighted that based on assumptions and adopted methodologies, the additional energy requirement for the country due to green hydrogen production is estimated to be 250 BU by the fiscal year 2031-32. The presentation also covered electricity demand projections, including captive power plants and solar rooftop installations.

Following the presentations, the floor was opened for a Q&A session. During this interactive segment, participants had the opportunity to seek clarification, share insights, and engage in discussions.

Participants at the Renewable PtX Training in Kochi, Kerala