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Government of Karnataka

GH2 and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (”KREDL”) have partnered under a green hydrogen accelerator programme in India focused on key actions and innovation to help scale up green hydrogen production and use in Karnataka.

(a) GH2 to provide policy advice and guidance on green hydrogen policy, regulations, and contracting practices.

  • GH2 will support KREDL in designing and implementing the Karnataka green hydrogen policy and related legislation, aligning with global standards and best practice. The vision of the policy is to make Karnataka leading green hydrogen/ammonia state in India.
  • GH2 will support in planning green hydrogen projects in a regional hub and host co-located companies for networking, land acquisition support, foreign investment approvals and investment promotion.
  • GH2 will support in identifying a clear target for annual green hydrogen/ammonia production in the state by 2030.
  • GH2 will help Karnataka build a strong International Alliance with other renewable sectors through the Global Renewable Alliance and create a robust eco system of stakeholders for its net-zero aspirations.
  • GH2 will support in understanding the demand potential for green hydrogen in various sectors, in particular for steel, chemical and fertilizers.

(b) Support the development of green hydrogen regulatory framework and standards, to meet requirements in key markets and expectations from investors and citizens.

GH2 will offer independent project appraisal of green hydrogen projects in accordance with the Green Hydrogen Standard, provided by GH2 accredited Independent Assurance Providers (IAPs), who will also conduct risk-based spot checks and thematic reviews of GH2 accredited projects.

GH2 will support green hydrogen certification for producers of green hydrogen and green hydrogen derivatives. Certified projects will be licensed use the label “GH2 Green Hydrogen” and will be eligible to obtain and trade GH2 certificates of origin for green hydrogen and derivatives such as green ammonia. The projects will be listed in the GH2 certified projects registry which seeks to track the issuance, transfer, and cancellation of GH2 Certificates to support the trade in GH2 certified hydrogen throughout the value chain for other green products.

GH2 will work together with the government to test whether Karnataka has an enabling environment in place, like electricity, renewables, or water policy.

KREDL will support GH2 in the development and roll out of green hydrogen certification and standards, aligned with international standards, and tailored to meet the requirements of the Indian market and expectations from investors and citizens.

(c) Skills Development (TBC): GH2 will help in the development of Skills Framework by coordinating with various Academic, Training and Skill Qualification bodies to help build Capacity for the State of Karnataka. This will help in creating a strong Standardised Skill Registry for the evolving the Green Hydrogen industry and propel Karnataka as a front runner in this space.

(d) KREDL and GH2 will seek to work collaboratively with all other institutions and Centre of Excellence setup in India to harmonise knowledge and lessons from Pilots and projects.

(e) Both parties jointly work to catalyse investments in green hydrogen projects in India, by bringing together government, industry, and financial institutions in the India GH2 Financing Taskforce.