Renewable Energy

Union Cabinet approves 13 GW renewable energy project in Ladakh

Apoorv Minocha

Notable because

The Green Energy Corridor (GEC) is crucial for India’s energy transition, especially the power sector subtransition. Ladakh became the eighth state to join the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS GEC-II) with this 13 GW project. The Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) will be the implementing agency for this particular project.

The project will help in developing long-term energy security, promoting sustainable growth by reducing carbon footprint, contributing to India’s 500 GW non-fossil fuel target for 2030.

What to look out for in the months ahead

How many other RE-rich states will be encouraged to join the ISTS GEC-II?

How will challenges such as complex geography and harsh weather concerns be addressed and managed throughout the project?