Green Hydrogen- India’s Pathway to Green Economy

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) and National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) jointly organised a session on "Green Hydrogen- India’s Pathway to Green Economy" at RenewX 2022, 10 June, HITEX, Hyderabad. The session aimed at discussing the Green Hydrogen landscape in India and the reforms needed to drive the mission. The session also focused on huge investments and R&D requirements. 

The session was moderator by Mr. Bhagyathej Reddy, Director Power & Utilities, PwC and the panelists were Dr. R K Malhotra, President & Director General – FIPI (Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry); Mr. Gautam Reddy Kumbam, COO Zero C, Greenko Group; Mr. Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA); Mr. Ashwini Kumar, Green Energy Expert, and Editor, Fuel Cell India; Mr. Shardul Kulkarni, Consultant- GH2; Dr. Deepak Yadav, Program Associate, CEEW.

Below are the main talking points discussed at the session:

Demand Side:

  • Evolution of Hydrogen as a feedstock and as a fuel, in Indian context
  • What segments are likely to be serviced by Green H2, and by when?
    • What are the challenges in adopting H2 in these segments?
  • What kind of policy directives are needed for H2 consumption?
  • What are the triggers for utilising H2 by end-users?

Supply Side:

  • What reforms are needed to incentivise electricity production?
  • What are the challenges in setting up the needed H2 infrastructure?
  • What kind of policy support Indian companies would need for H2 prodn? 
  • What could be the chief sources of funding?


  • What can we learn from global experiences?
  • How is H2 as a storage source complimentary to electric batteries?