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Government of India Approves ₹13,595 Crore Transmission Projects to Evacuate 9 GW Renewable Energy from Rajasthan and Karnataka

Renewable Energy

The Indian government has sanctioned new transmission projects valued at ₹13,595 crore to facilitate the evacuation of 9 GW of renewable energy (RE) from Rajasthan and Karnataka. These initiatives are part of the nation’s strategy to enhance its Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) and will be executed via the Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) approach. This effort aligns with India’s ambitious target of achieving 500 GW of RE capacity by 2030, with 200 GW already connected to the grid.

The approved projects include a comprehensive scheme for the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Zone (REZ), designed to evacuate 4.5 GW of RE power. This will include 1 GW from the Fatehgarh complex, 2.5 GW from the Barmer complex, and 1 GW from the Nagaur (Merta) complex. The evacuated power will be transmitted to Mainpuri, Fatehpur, and Orai regions in Uttar Pradesh. The project, costing approximately ₹12,241 crore, is expected to be completed within two years.

Additionally, the Karnataka system strengthening scheme will facilitate the evacuation of 4.5 GW of RE power from the Koppal and Gadag areas. This project is scheduled for completion by June 2027 and is estimated to cost ₹1,354 crore.

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