KATHMANDU: Api Power Company is going to build a 5 MW green hydrogen plant at Simara in Bara district. The company has already established a 1 MW Simara Solar Power Project, which is currently in operation.
Sanjeev Neupane, the managing director of the company said construction of an additional 4 MW of solar power and a green hydrogen plant at the Simara Solar Power Project.
The company is planning to establish 50 green hydrogen plants in different districts. “Green hydrogen is the major option to replace imported fossil fuel. After hydropower and solar energy, our company now invests in green hydrogen,” said Neupane.
Neupane said that by constructing a total 5-MW solar power project, the electricity generated from the will be used in the green hydrogen plant. Api Power has entered into an agreement with India’s Greenzo Energy Company to set up 50 MW of green hydrogen plants in various districts of Nepal.
“Since Nepal is an appropriate land for green hydrogen production, the government should create policies and laws to pave the way for investment in this sector,” said Neupane.
“After the production of green hydrogen, our own fertilizer industry can be opened, agricultural production can be increased, and dependence on other countries can be reduced.”
Api Power has completed the construction of two hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 16.5 MW. Three solar power projects