PM Modi announces “One Sun, One World, One Grid” initiative

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the “One Sun, One World, One Grid” (OSOWOG) plan. Under this, there will be a trans-national electricity grid, for supplying solar power across the globe.

As per the draft plan prepared by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the OSOWOG will connect 140 countries through a common grid that will be used to transfer solar power. “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.

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Three phases of OSOWOG

The OSOWOG plan will be executed in three phases to share solar and other renewable energy resources:

  • Phase I: Indian grid will be connected with the Middle East, South Asia and South-East Asian grids.
  • Phase II: Connect the first phase nations with the African Region countries rich in solar and other renewable energy resources.
  • Phase III: Global interconnection.

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  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy: Raj Kumar Singh.

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