Durgapur: Green Hydrogen Factory, 11,895 crore shall be Invested


According to Power Minister Aroop Biswas, West Bengal is preparing to build a green hydrogen factory in Durgapur after the federal government identified the state as a possible location for its production.

“The pursuit towards energy transition has got a major fillip through the RDSS programme under which Rs 11,895 crore shall be invested for loss reduction, installation of smart meters and system modernisation to put forward the sector on the path of a sustained improvement trajectory,” Biswas said.

“The state has further potential to add one 660 MW and two 800 MW thermal power units at Bakreshwar (Birbhum district) and Santaldih (Purulia district), respectively,” the minister said.

The state government will “immediately” carry out significant upgrades at the Kolaghat and Bandel thermal power stations, according to the minister.In the Murshidabad district, at Sagardighi, a 660-MW supercritical thermal power station is also being built, according to him.In addition, a 500 MW floating solar plant at Bakreshwar Dam has received approval from the West Bengal Cabinet, according to Biswas.

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