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OSOWOG: India & Maldives to establish transmission network for RE power transfer

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  • India & Maldives have proposed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) — one on energy cooperation and another on transmission interconnection under OSOWOG
  • A draft agreement is being prepared for MoU on transmission interconnection under which a technical team from India would visit the Maldives

New Delhi: To facilitate Maldives' energy transition programme, India and Maldives have proposed to establish transmission interconnection for renewable power transfer as part of One Sun, One World & One Grid (OSOWOG) initiative. Union Minister for Power and New and renewable Energy RK Singh met Aminath Shauna, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Republic of Maldives, on Tuesday. 

Singh appreciated the resolve of the government of Maldives to achieve a net-zero emission target by 2030. During the meeting, both the leaders proposed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) — one on energy cooperation and another on transmission interconnection under One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG).

A draft agreement is being prepared for MoU on transmission interconnection under which a technical team from India would visit the Maldives to assess its technical feasibility. Thereafter a Detailed Project Report (DPR) would be prepared jointly with Indian and Maldives Agencies including undersea cable route survey and network augmentation in Male.

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