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 established in a written response to the Parliament.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) underneath 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.
“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.
As per minister, as on July 5, 2019, India has added 10261 MW of renewable energy capacity to the Green Energy Corridor. According to the numbers delivered, 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.
As per Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the institution of the Green Energy Corridor under Inter-State Transmission System has improved the cumulative Inter-Regional National Grid Capacity to about 100 GW.
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