Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) – A Green Hydrogen Economy for India

This paper estimates the hydrogen production costs for India through a spatio-temporal analysis of the production modes and cost of production of hydrogen from solar and wind energy till 2040. In the spatial analysis, it factors in 19 centres (including six metros) and the sectors of the economy (fertiliser, refineries, and iron and steel) that are likely to drive future demand for hydrogen. Further, the study considers baseline and optimistic scenarios in future projections. It determines the cost of hydrogen production in 2020, 2030 and 2040 in these two scenarios.