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India, UK to launch 140-nation transnational renewable grid project

November 01, 2021

PV Tech:

India and the UK will launch a transnational and transcontinental grid project, the Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG or OSOWOG), at COP26 tomorrow.

The project aims to connect the grids of 140 countries, harness the power of the sun all day long and exploit geographical differences in radiance throughout the day to ensure a stable electricity supply across participating countries.

The project will be split into three phases. The first phase will look to connect Asian grid systems, with the Indian grid connected to those in the Middle East, South Asia and South-East Asia regions. This phase aims to start with a “coalition of the willing” that will link countries who can gain mutual benefits from grid integration.

The second phase would then expand connection to renewable resources in Africa. The third and final stage concerns global connectivity, with the aim of creating a “single power grid of renewable energy”.   

[Sean Rai-Roche]

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