Centre Launches Plan for Transmission of 500 GW Green Energy by 2030

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Centre has launched a plan to develop the power transmission system for integration of 500 GW of green energy by 2030.


The plan was launched by Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh.


Singh stated that the government aims to have the transmission system in place by 2030, before the green energy capacity is built. This will ensure that green energy is always available.

According to an official statement, India has 409 GW of installed electricity generation capacity. Of this, 173 GW (or 42%) is from non-fossil fuel sources.

Additional transmission systems are required to have 500 GW non-fossil fuel. These include 8,120 circuit kilometers (ckm) High Voltage direct current transmission corridors. Also, 25,960 ckm KV AC lines, 15,758 ckm of KV lines, and 1052 ckm kv cable.

It also includes a transmission network that will allow for the evacuation of 10 gigawatts of offshore wind energy from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, at an estimated cost Rs 28,000 crore.

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The planned transmission system will allow for an increase in inter-regional power to 1.50 lakh megawatts (MW) by 2030, compared with 1.12 lakh MW currently.

The statement stated that “Further, it will also give transmission service providers vision of growth opportunity in the transmission sector together with investment opportunities of approximately Rs 2.44 lakh crore.”

It also includes the installation of a battery storage capacity of 51.5 GW for consumers who require a round-the-clock power supply.

The plan identified several places such as Bikaner in Rajsthan, Khavda in Gujarat, Anantpur and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh as non-fossil fuel capacity generation centres.

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