Additional initiatives to achieve 50% cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030.
Govt. of India has set a target for establishing 50% cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030. In this regard, the following additional initiatives have been taken toward integration of Renewable power in the grid:
a. Transmission schemes for integration of 66.5GW renewable generation in states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have been planned and are under various stages of implementation.
b. About 55.08 GW of renewable potential has been identified in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh for which planning of transmission system has been carried out and the implementation of the same would be taken up.
c. About 33.35 GW of renewable generations can be integrated into the ISTS grid through margins at various existing/ under construction ISTS S/s.
d. For the remaining capacity addition, SECI has preliminarily identified 181.5GW potential Renewable Energy Zones in 8 states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Offshore wind at Gujarat & Tamil Nadu with various Hybrid & Solar locations planned with Storage (BESS of 43.6GW). In this regard, a report for transmission system for integration of over 500GW of nonfossilfuel-based generation capacity by 2030 has been prepared by Central Electricity Authority.
About 51,000ckm of transmission lines and 4,33,500MVA of transformation capacity is expected to be added in the ISTS network at an estimated cost of about ₹ 2,44,000Cr. These transmission schemes include various high capacity 765kV and 400kV EHVAC transmission lines and ±800kV & ±350kV HVDC lines