India: Transmission System for 500 GW Renewable Capacity to Cost INR 2.44 Trillion

Union Power Minister R K Singh unveiled a comprehensive plan to evacuate the planned renewable power capacity of 500 GW by 2030 at an estimated cost of INR 2.44 trillion (~USD 29.64 billion). The power transmission infrastructure required to evacuate 500 GW non-fossil fuel includes 8120 circuit kilometers of high voltage DC transmission corridors, 25960 circuit kilometers of 765 kV Ac lines, 15758 circuit kilometers of 400 kV lines, and 1052 circuit kilometers of 220 kV cable. The Ministry of Power had constituted a high-level committee to plan the system.


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