MNRE Puts ‘One World One Sun One Grid’ on Hold

MNRE has announced that the RfP for the central governments’ One World One Sun One Grid’ initiative has been put on hold until further notice.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the Request for Proposals (RfP) for the central governments’ One World One Sun One Grid’ initiative has been put on hold until further notice.

In its notification, the ministry stated that it has been decided by competent authority too put on hold the RfP, for developing a long term vision, implementation plan road map, and institutional framework for implementing the One Sun One World One Grid initiative, on hold until further notice. And that new dates of issuing of corrigendum’s to the RfP and bid submission deadlines will be updated in a future notification.

This move to put the initiative on hold follows on from the ministry announcing an extension in timelines for the entire RfP just two weeks ago.

At the time, MNRE had stated that the response to vendors’ requests for clarification on the RfP, which were all supposed to be cleared by July 13, 2020, at the latest – will be altered and the ministry will now issue a corrigendum on July 27, 2020. Further, the ministry had also extended the deadline for the submission of proposals. For online submissions, the deadline was set for August 10, 2020, and August 12, 2020, for offline submissions.

In May, the ministry had invited proposals from eligible consulting firms for developing a long-term vision, implementation plan, road map and institutional framework for implementing ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG). In line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for connecting solar energy supply across borders by giving the mantra of ‘One World One Sun One Grid’ while addressing the inaugural function of 2nd Global RE-Invest meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association and the first assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) in Delhi.

India’s motive behind the OSOWOG initiative is to take another leap towards building a global ecosystem of interconnected renewable energy resources that are seamlessly shared for mutual benefits and global sustainability.

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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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