Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Kathmandu University (KU) in Dhulikhel, Kavre, have agreed to promote green hydrogen technology in the country.
Vice Chancellor of KU Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa and Managing Director of NEA Kul Man Ghising signed an MoU at a function in Dhulikhel on Friday. The agreement has been signed between the two organisations for the promotion of green hydrogen technology by developing knowledge, expertise and manpower related to the interest of the NEA and the government, informed Biraj Singh Thapa, assistant professor and chief of Green Hydrogen Lab of the KU.
According to the agreement, the university will provide expert assistance and consultation for the hydropower related projects to be operated by the NEA. It is mentioned that the university will prepare a detailed project report of the five-megawatt green ammonia project being forwarded by the NEA.
Similarly, the university will have to conduct three postgraduate and doctoral programmes in Nepal using green hydrogen technology. The agreement between the KU and the NEA will be implemented for the next five years, the university said.
The NEA will provide Rs. 50 million for expertise related to green hydrogen, project design and operation of educational programmes. The agreement included that both sides will conduct research programmes on sampling of green hydrogen technology, use of hydrogen technology to improve the quality of the grid, energy storage during winter and capacity building for proper utilisation of hydropower in Nepal.