India, Maldives plan transmission interconnection for renewable power transfer
09 May 2022
India and Maldives have proposed to establish transmission interconnection for renewable power transfer as part of One Sun, One World & One Grid initiative, in order to facilitate Maldives' energy transition programme.
The government of Maldives has resolved to achieve net zero emission target by 2030.
India and Maldives have proposed to sign two memoranda of understanding –one on energy cooperation and another on transmission interconnection under One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG).
The decision was made at a meeting of India’s minister for power and new and renewable energy R K Singh and Aminath Shauna, minister of environment, climate change and technology, Republic of Maldives in New Delhi on Tuesday.
A draft agreement is being prepared for MoU on transmission interconnection under which a technical team from India would visit 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.