Kathmandu, Oct. 11: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said that Nepal can play a leading role in the development of green hydrogen energy in the world.
Inaugurating the ‘Nepal Green Hydrogen Summit’ jointly organised by the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Ministry of Finance, MIT Group Foundation and Global NRN Foundation, she said that there is a lot of probability for green hydrogen production and export in Nepal.
She said that we will use the same water as hydropower projects to establish hydrogen production plants and export electricity in the form of hydrogen. “Commercial use of hydrogen is the latest technology. Its business has not been easy. As sufficient water resources are available, its potential in Nepal is more than in many other countries,” she said.
Minister Bhusal said that the government’s goal is to use hydropower as a source of energy, increase per capita electricity consumption, and also use hydropower to produce hydrogen energy, ammonia and urea. She said, “An agreement has been reached between the Nepal Electricity Authority and Global Green Growth Institute of Korea at the initiative of the ministry to forward the work for the development of hydrogen energy.
On the occasion, President of MIT Group Foundation Dr. Shesh Ghale has said that it is necessary for Nepal to lead the world in hydrogen energy production. “Our race has started and we are the first to get the copyright. This conference is a milestone for green hydrogen production in Nepal. To prevent environmental pollution, to show Nepal’s presence in the world energy crisis, it is necessary to start this from Nepal in green hydrogen production and Nepal itself should lead the world,” he said.