Intra-State Transmission System – Green Energy Corridor Phase-II
Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-III: Infrastructure, Energy
In News: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the scheme on Green Energy Corridor (GEC) Phase-II for Intra-State Transmission System (InSTS) for addition of approximately 10,750 circuit kilometres (ckm) of transmission lines and approx. 27,500 Mega Volt-Amperes (MVA) transformation capacity of substations.
- Will facilitate grid integration and power evacuation of approximately 20 GW of Renewable Energy (RE) power projects in seven States namely, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
- Will help in achieving the target of 450 GW installed RE capacity by 2030.
- Contribute to long term energy security of the country and promote ecologically sustainable growth by reducing carbon footprint.
- Generate large direct & indirect employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled personnel in power and other related sectors.
News Source: PIB