Transmission System of Renewable Energy
Under an assignment from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Power Grid Cooperation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) has prepared a report for transmission infrastructure development for the likely renewable power capacity addition during 12th Five Year Plan period. *****
It estimates that the cost of transmission system strengthening both at Intra-state and Inter-state level would be around Rs. 40,000 crore.
The likely sources of funding will be States contribution, NCEF grants, and soft loans. In this context Joint Declaration of Intent was signed on 11 April 2013 between the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the Republic of India on Indo-German Development Cooperation regarding the establishment of Green Energy Corridors.
Initially, a concessional loan of up to Euro 1 billion, over the next six years, from KfW, a German government-owned development bank was proposed for augmenting and strengthening power transmission infrastructure for evacuation of renewable power in the renewable resource rich States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and also Jammu & Kashmir. There is also a proposal for technical assistance from GIZ, Germany for forecasting, balancing, market design and network management in connection with grid integration of renewable power.
As on 31 July 2013 cumulative renewable power installed capacity, excluding hydro above 25 MW was 28.9 GW. In the 12th Five Year plan period (2012-17) an additional 30 GW installed capacity of renewable power is planned.
This information was given by the Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah in the Lok Sabha today.
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