India is already looking westward by exploring a link with the UAE. Connecting with Singapore on the east will position India at the centre of two regions that are home to fast-growing and dynamic economies. It can also mitigate grid integration challenges that will inevitably follow as the share of RE (including hydro) generation doubles from 22.8% in FY23 to 43.3% by 2030, per the RPO trajectory.
Can linking transmission lines to transport electricity have a wider geopolitical impact? Supply chains for oil and gas have traditionally been associated with stronger links between countries at various points of the chain. Will the same repeat in the case of RE?