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Indian Union Power Minister Discusses Cross-Border Grid Connections With Singapore And UAE

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R K Singh, the Union Power Minister, mentioned that current conversations are taking place concerning the creation of grid connections with Singapore and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the aim of facilitating the cross-border transmission of electricity.

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These discussions have been prompted by India’s ambitious initiative called ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid,’ which aims to create a global solar grid for transmitting electricity internationally and addressing emission-related challenges.

Singh emphasized that India is actively working to enhance its power trade infrastructure with neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.

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Moreover, plans are in progress to establish infrastructure connectivity with Sri Lanka to facilitate power trade. He remarked, “Conversations are currently happening with Singapore regarding grid connectivity, and similar talks are in progress with the UAE for establishing grid interconnection.”

Notably, India and Sri Lanka have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance electric connectivity and promote the utilization of renewable energy sources, particularly wind energy.

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