GREEN ENERGY CORRIDOR PROJECT

The Government in 2013 announced a National Green Corridor Program (NGCP) worth Rs. 43,000 Crore to enable the flow of renewable energy into the National Grid Network.

Objective

Evacuation of renewable energy from generation points to the load centres i.e. to enable the flow of renewable energy into the National Grid Network. Germany is providing technical and financial assistance for this project.

What isĀ Green energy corridor?

Green energy corridor is grid connected network for the transmission of renewable energy produced from various renewable energy projects. Two green corridor transmission networks are envisioned in the corridor.

1. Green Corridor I: Inter-State transmission network is constructed for connecting renewable energy-rich states. Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) is implementing this corridor.

2. Green Corridor II: This is intra-state transmission network implemented by respective states and connects solar parks in different states. Intra-State Transmission System is being implemented by eight
renewable energy rich States(Tamil Nadu,Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh)