MNRE Puts Framework Of One Sun One World One Grid On Hold

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The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently announced to put on hold the RFP  for Developing a Long Term Vision, Implementation Plan, Road Map and Institutional Framework for implementing One Sun One World One Grid until further order.

The new dates of issuing of Corrigendum and bid submission date will be informed later, the ministry stated.

Recently, The Ministry  issued a second extension of timelines of each activity of the RFP for Developing a Long Term Vision, Implementation Plan, Road Map and Institutional Framework for implementing One Sun One World One Grid. 

Due to Covid-19 pandemic Ministry issued the first Extension.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India issued proposals from qualifying Consulting Firms for “Developing a long-term vision, implementation plan, road map and institutional framework for implementing “One Sun One World One Grid”.The scope of work is planned to be undertaken in a phased approach consisting of three phases viz. assessment, design & pilot followed by a full-scale roll-out. 

The initiative is planned across three phases:  Phase I (Middle East-South Asia-SouthEast Asia (MESASEA) interconnection): Indian Grid interconnection with Middle East, South Asia and South East Asian grids to share solar and other renewable energy resources for meeting electricity needs including peak demand. For this purpose, an assessment shall be made of renewable energy potential of all countries in these regions and a study carried out so as to how they can share their renewable energy resources with each other for meeting their electricity demand including peak demand and also for rationalizing their tariffs.  Phase II (Solar and other Renewable Energy resources rich regions’ interconnection): MESASEA grid getting interconnected with the African power pools to share solar and other renewable energy power of the countries located in solar and renewable energy rich areas. Phase III (Global interconnection): to achieve the One Sun One World One Grid vision.

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