CCEA approves plan for 13 GW of renewable project in Ladakh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the project on Green Energy Corridor Phase-II – inter-state transmission system for 13 GW renewable energy project in Ladakh.

The project is targeted to be set up at an estimated cost of Rs 207.74 billion and central financial assistance at 40 per cent of the project cost i.e. Rs 83.09 billion. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited will be the implementing agency for this project. Additionly, state of the art voltage source converter based high voltage direct current system and extra high voltage alternating current systems will be deployed under the project. The transmission line for evacuating this power will pass through Himachal Pradesh and Punjab up to Kaithal in Haryana, where it will be integrated with the national grid. An interconnection is also planned from this project in Leh to existing Ladakh grid to ensure reliable power supply to the Ladakh. It will also be connected to Leh-Alusteng-Srinagar line to provide power to Jammu & Kashmir. The project is expected to be completed by 2029-30.