May 26, 2013
The Government is planning to roll out Rs. 43,000-crore “green energy corridor” project to facilitate the flow of renewable energy into the national grid. The blueprint for the project has been submitted to the Power Ministry by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL). For implementation, the project would be split into intra- and inter-State, said a senior Power Ministry official.
The “green energy corridor” is aimed at synchronising electricity produced from renewable sources, such as
solar and wind, with conventional power stations in the grid. “Germany has committed developmental and technical assistance of Euro 1 billion for the project,” the official said.
At present, India has 27,541.71 MW of installed renewable capacity excluding hydro power stations.
India is in talks with Germany for making its grid compatible for distributing renewable energy. Germany has smart grids that integrate renewable energy into the national grid.