Government of India Approves New Transmission Schemes Worth ₹13,595 Crore to Evacuate 4.5 GW RE Power Each from Rajasthan and Karnataka

The Government of India has sanctioned new Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) schemes to facilitate the evacuation of 9 GW of renewable energy (RE) power from Rajasthan and Karnataka. These projects will be executed through the Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) mode. These initiatives are integral to the nation’s goal of achieving 500 GW RE capacity by 2030, with 200 GW already connected.

Overview of the Approved Schemes:

  1. Rajasthan Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Evacuation Scheme:
    • Capacity: 4.5 GW of RE power
    • Sources:
      • 1 GW from Fatehgarh Complex
      • 2.5 GW from Barmer Complex
      • 1 GW from Nagaur (Merta) Complex
    • Destination: Power will be transferred to the Mainpuri Region, Fatehpur, and Orai in Uttar Pradesh.
    • Completion Period: Two years
    • Estimated Cost: ₹12,241 crore
  2. Karnataka System Strengthening Scheme:
    • Capacity: 4.5 GW of RE power
    • Sources:
      • Koppal Area
      • Gadag Area
    • Completion Date: June 2027
    • Estimated Cost: ₹1,354 crore

These transmission schemes are critical to ensuring the efficient evacuation and utilization of renewable energy, thereby supporting India’s ambitious renewable energy targets.

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