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Green Hydrogen for Rapid Decarbonization

Establishing a guiding framework is crucial to facilitate the large-scale deployment of green hydrogen technologies. The first step is to focus on hydrogen production and establish a hydrogen Guarantee of Origin (GoO) scheme. In this context, USAID’s SAREP program, in collaboration with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), organized a stakeholder consultation workshop on the ‘Guarantee of Origin Mechanism (GoO) for Green Hydrogen and its Derivatives on April 10, 2024. The main objective of this session was to gather insights from various stakeholders on guidelines for Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) of the green attributes of hydrogen. Representatives from government agencies, certification agencies, equipment suppliers, regulators, power generation companies, developers, and end-users of hydrogen participated in the workshop.

During the welcome address, Mr. Abhay Bakre, Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), emphasized the importance of building consensus among countries that promote hydrogen as a decarbonization fuel. He also stressed the need to link the scheme with carbon credits, markets, and other mechanisms to improve production methods. He called for a standardized definition and measurement of GoO worldwide to enhance the scheme’s effectiveness and professionalism.

Dr. Sam Bartlett, Director of the Green Hydrogen Organization – GH2, presented on global challenges and highlighted the significance of understanding the needs of customers from various industries to develop the market and establish the credibility of Green Hydrogen as a commodity. He emphasized that the scheme should address both emissions and the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance of GH2 projects.

The workshop brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to facilitate focused and productive dialogues within and across sectors. Participants emphasized the necessity of a Guarantee of Origin (GoO) to certify hydrogen products as ‘green,’ which is crucial for global marketing and authentication of hydrogen production. Discussions also centered around the technical intricacies of certifying green hydrogen and the financial constraints hindering sector growth. The dialogue reflected a shared recognition of the urgency to develop a robust green hydrogen sector through collaborative efforts and knowledge exchange.

Overall, the workshop has laid the foundation for the large-scale adoption of green hydrogen technologies, highlighting the importance of initially focusing on hydrogen production to establish a hydrogen GoO scheme in a timely manner.

Agenda:

May 1, 2024

Workshop on GoO (Guarantee of Origin Mechanism) for Green Hydrogen and its derivatives

Establishing a guiding framework is crucial to facilitate the large-scale deployment of green hydrogen technologies. The first step is to focus on hydrogen production and establish a hydrogen Guarantee of […]
March 4, 2024

Round Table Discussion on Skill Gap Assessment across Green Hydrogen Sector in India.

The Green Hydrogen Sector is seeing transformative growth. However, this burgeoning sector faces a significant challenge: a gap in specialized skills necessary to drive innovation and scale up production. Addressing […]
December 7, 2023

Master Class on ‘Financing Green Hydrogen in South Asia’ – 3 Part Series

USAID, through its South Asia Regional Energy Hub (SAREH) platform, collaborated with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, to organize a 3-part online Masterclass series […]
October 5, 2023

Workshop on ‘Green Ammonia for Fertilizer Manufacturers’

On September 27, 2023 USAID through SAREP convened a workshop titled ‘Green Ammonia for Fertilizer Manufacturers’ at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), focusing on Green Ammonia’s significance […]
July 17, 2023

Capacity Building Workshop for Financing Institutions on Green hydrogen

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) program, has been supporting India’s green hydrogen ecosystem through various initiatives including capacity building. […]
February 3, 2023
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Training program on “Techno-economic Considerations for the Design of Green Hydrogen Projects”

The recently launched National Green Hydrogen Mission aims to create over six lakh jobs, apart from abating nearly 50 MMT of annual greenhouse gas emissions. It also intends to make […]
July 19, 2022
South Asia energy masterclass on green hydrogen

South Asia Energy Master Class on Green Hydrogen

Considering the need to develop the capacity of the key stakeholders from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka, USAID India, under the Asia EDGE initiative has launched a […]