MNRE puts call for ‘global supergrid’ proposals on hold

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India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has put the call for proposals to ‘one sun, one world, one grid’ (OSOWOG) programme on hold till further notice.

“The new dates of issuing the corrigendum and bid submission deadline will be informed in due course,” the ministry notified today.

Consulting proposals for the ambitious globally interconnected power grid were invited in May this year.

Through the OSOWOG initiative, India plans to build a global ecosystem of interconnected renewable energy resources that are seamlessly shared for mutual benefits and global sustainability.

“The vision behind the OSOWOG mantra is “The Sun Never Sets” and is a constant at some geographical location, globally, at any given point of time,” the RFP said.

“With India at the fulcrum, the solar spectrum can easily be divided into two broad zones, viz, far East, which would include countries like Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Lao, Cambodia, etc, and far West, which would cover the Middle East and the Africa Region,” it added.

The project consultancy scope includes developing a long-term vision, implementation plan, roadmap, and institutional framework for implementing the OSOWOG plan.