Vivaan Solar-backed Hygenco has installed a green hydrogen pilot plant powered by off-grid solar in Madhya Pradesh on a build-own-operate basis. The plant generates green hydrogen via alkaline electrolysis technology. The project is fully independent of the grid. It is co-located with a solar project in the state’s Ujjain district. The plant started trial operations on 31 March and was fully commissioned by 15 April.Hygenco’s green hydrogen pilot plant is controlled by an advanced energy management and control system. The EMCS monitors parameters such as solar PV generation, state of charge, hydrogen generation, pressure, temperature, and purities from the electrolyzer and makes autonomous decisions in real time to achieve high efficiencies. The technology enables Hygenco to augment the hydrogen yield and deliver cost-competitive hydrogen to the end clients.