Govt to build green power transmission system
By 2030, the Center hopes to have a power transmission system in place that can accommodate 500 GW of renewable energy.
By 2030, the Center hopes to have a power transmission system in place that can accommodate 500 GW of renewable energy. A high-level committee was established by the ministry of electricity to plan the transmission network needed to build 500 GW of non-fossil fuel-based capacity by 2030. According to the plan, the extra transmission systems needed would require 8,120 ckm (circuit kilometres) of high voltage direct current transmission lines, which would cost an estimated $2.44 trillion.
Systems needed for the 10 GW offshore wind farms in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are also included in the proposal. With the proposed transmission system, the inter-regional capacity would rise from its current level of 112 GW to around 150 GW by 2030. In order to offer end users with 24/7 electricity by 2030, the plan also calls for the development of battery energy storage capacity of the order of 51.5 GW. This is because renewable energy-based generating is only available for a brief period throughout the day.
The government has identified important forthcoming non-fossil fuel based power facilities under the plan, including a RE park in Ladakh. The administration has insisted that while acknowledging the need to achieve climate change targets, India would take the necessary steps to satisfy its demands for energy security. "We won't give up on achieving economic development. We will also succeed in achieving our climate targets. By 2030, we'll reach our goal of 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity "RK Singh, the electricity minister, stated.
Currently, the nation has 409 GW of installed capacity, or around 42% of its total installed capacity, of which 173 GW comes from non-fossil fuel sources.
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