Tamil Nadu Advances Renewable Energy Ambitions with Green Energy Corridor Phase-II: Approves 4000 MW Renewable Energy Evacuation

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The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has given the go-ahead for the implementation of Phase-II of the Green Energy Corridor project in Tamil Nadu. The ambitious project aims to set up 624 ckm of transmission lines and 2200 MVA capacity substations by FY 2025-26, facilitating the evacuation of renewable energy power with a capacity of approximately 4000 MW in the state.


The project, estimated at Rs. 719.76 crore, will receive a central government grant of Rs. 237.52 crore, covering 33% of the total cost. Under the supervision of Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO), the implementation process is already underway.

Notably, the successful completion of Phase-I of the Green Energy Corridor has already been reported by TANTRANSCO. The sanctioned project, which involved setting up 1068 ckm transmission lines and 1910 MVA capacity substations, was completed on October 31, 2022. The Ministry has already released a grant of Rs. 524.30 crore to TANTRANSCO for Phase-I.

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The Green Energy Corridor project is a significant step towards enhancing the transmission and distribution infrastructure for renewable energy in Tamil Nadu. With Phase-II now approved, the state is poised to further strengthen its renewable energy evacuation capacity, contributing to India’s clean energy goals.

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