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Green Energy Corridor (GEC) Phase-II

Green Energy Corridor (GEC) Phase-II:

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has approved the Green Energy Corridor (GEC) Phase-II – Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) for a 13 GW Renewable Energy Project in Ladakh.

  • Green Energy Corridor (GEC) is an initiative aimed at integrating and evacuating renewable energy into India’s power grid, promoting sustainable growth, and enhancing energy security. It has two phases.
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) is Implementing Agency
  • GEC-1 Implementation Already underway in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan, aiming to integrate and evacuate 24GW of Renewable Energy (RE).
  • GEC-2 Implementation Planned for seven states: Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Targeting grid integration and power evacuation of around 20 GW of RE projects over five years (FY 2021-22 to 2025-26).
  • Objectives is to Synchronize renewable energy (wind and solar) with conventional power sources.