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Cabinet Approves Rs 20,773.70 Crore For Green Energy In Ladakh

By Outlook Planet Desk October 19, 2023

This ambitious project will establish an inter-state transmission system catering to a whopping 13-gigawatt renewable energy initiative in Ladakh

Cabinet Approves  Rs 20,773.70 Crore For Green Energy In Ladakh
As India pursues a greener future, this project stands as a cornerstone in its aim to harness 500 GW of non-fossil electricity by the dawn of 2030. Shutterstock
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In a ground-breaking move for India's green energy prospects, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has greenlit the Green Energy Corridor Phase-II. This ambitious project will establish an Inter-State Transmission System catering to a whopping 13-gigawatt renewable energy initiative in the picturesque region of Ladakh.

Expected to achieve full fruition by the fiscal year 2029-30, the project comes with a budget of Rs 20,773.70 crore. The central government is showing its staunch support by shouldering 40% of the project's expenses.

The nation listened with bated breath as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his stirring Independence Day address, unveiled plans for a 7.5 GW Solar Park in Ladakh. This announcement was soon followed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy's visionary proposal: a massive 13 GW Renewable Energy generation capacity complemented by a 12 GWh Battery Energy Storage System situated in Pang, Ladakh.

With the Power Grid Corporation at the helm of implementation, the project promises cutting-edge technological solutions. The deployment will include a Voltage Source Converter-based High Voltage Direct Current system and an Extra High Voltage Alternating Current mechanism.

The transmission system, pivotal for efficiently evacuating power, will seamlessly integrate with the National Gridpass. This expansive network will weave its way through the terrains of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, culminating at Kaithal in Haryana. Moreover, a strategic interconnection from this project in Leh will fortify the existing Ladakh grid, ensuring a steadfast power supply to the region.

This endeavour will shine a light on Jammu & Kashmir via its connection to the Leh-Alusteng-Srinagar line and lay down a remarkable 713 km of transmission lines. This includes a 480 km HVDC line and two 5 GW HVDC terminals stationed in Pang (Ladakh) and Kaithal (Haryana).

As India pursues a greener future, this project stands as a cornerstone in its aim to harness 500 GW of non-fossil electricity by the dawn of 2030. This initiative strengthens the nation's energy security and champions ecologically sustainable growth. By curbing the carbon footprint, it sets a precedent for environmental responsibility. Furthermore, the ripple effect of this project promises vast employment opportunities across sectors, spotlighting the potential of Ladakh.

Complementing this, the Intra-State Transmission System Green Energy Corridor Phase-II is already making strides in regions like Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh, underscoring India's commitment to a brighter, greener tomorrow.
 

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