New Schemes Approved for Evacuating 4.5 GW Renewable Energy from Rajasthan and Karnataka

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The Government of India has approved new inter-state transmission system (ISTS) schemes to evacuate 9 GW of renewable energy from Rajasthan and Karnataka.

These schemes will be executed using the tariff-based competitive bidding mode. These schemes are part of 500 GW renewable energy capacity by 2030 out of which 200 GW is already connected. The power evacuation scheme of Rajasthan renewable energy zone (REZ) will evacuate 4.5 GW of renewable energy power from Rajasthan. It comprises 1 GW from Fatehgarh complex, 2.5 GW from Barmer Complex and 1 GW from Nagaur (Merta) Complex. This power will be transferred to Mainpuri Region, Fatehpur and Orai of Uttar Pradesh. The completion period of the scheme is two years. The cost of the scheme is about Rs 122.41 billion. The system strengthening scheme of Karnataka will evacuate 4.5 GW renewable energy power from Koppal area and Gadag area. The scheme will be completed by June 2027. The cost of the scheme is about Rs 13.54 billion.

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