10 GW RE Capacity Added Under Green Energy Corridor: RK Singh

India has added 10261 MW of renewable energy capacity to its transmission network under the Green Energy Corridor project

Renewable Green Energy Corridor

India has added 10261 MW of renewable energy capacity to its transmission network under the Green Energy Corridor project, Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R K Singh has confirmed in a written response to the Parliament.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) under its Green Energy Corridor (GEC) project is planning to erect approximately 9400 circuit kilometres (ckm) of transmission lines and nearly 19000 Mega Volt-Amperes (MVA) of substations under INTRA-State Transmission System, and 3200 ckm of transmission lines and 18000 MVA of substations under INTER-State Transmission System.

Renewable Green Energy Corridor

“As on July 5, 2019, 2168.2 ckm of transmission lines and 4757 MVA of substations under Intra-State Transmission System and 2467 ckm of transmission lines and 13000 MVA of substations under Inter-State Transmission System have been charged under MNRE’s GEC project,” Singh wrote in his response.

Renewable Green Energy Corridor

According to the minister, as on July 5, 2019, India has added 10261 MW of renewable energy capacity to the Green Energy Corridor. According to the numbers provided, Madhya Pradesh has seen the maximum growth in renewable energy capacity with nearly 4593 MW of new renewable energy capacity added to the ISTS under the project. The second best in the list is Karnataka with 1532 MW of renewable capacity and Rajasthan in third with 1100 MW renewable capacity added.

Renewable Green Energy Corridor

As per Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the establishment of the Green Energy Corridor under Inter-State Transmission System has enhanced the cumulative Inter-Regional National Grid Capacity to about 100 GW.

Recently, we reported that the cumulative grid-connected installed solar power capacity in India is approaching the 30 GW mark sooner rather than later with the installed capacity at the end of May 2019, being 29,409 MW. The numbers were provided by the Minister in a response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha meeting.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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