SUN NEVER SETS
ONE Solar ONE GRID – As the tag Suggest “SUN NEVER SETS “ , its earth which is transforming itself. So , This is basic idea behind OSOWOG to utilise Solar potential of other countries DAY-time .India has sets an ambitious target of setting up 100 GW of Solar Power by year 2022, it means India will be catering about 20% of installed capacity through solar Power , Which will available for only 6-7 hours . So , it possess greater challenge of Grid-discipline or intermittent supply . We might be aware that it might be easier to ramp up or ramp down thermal power plant in such shorter span of time. So , This initiative will be set up a road map for participating countries to share Clean energy amongst themselves .
Invest meeting of the Indian Ocean
Prime Minister of India, proposed “One Sun One World One Grid” during his address at the inaugural function of the 2nd Global RE-Invest meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association and the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). He had a vision that electricity can be generated round the clock as the Sun sets in any part of the world but rises in many others. He underlined that Sun never sets for the entire earth and thus the solar energy is available at all times and can solve the energy requirements challenges for entire humanity.
OSOWOG is India’s initiative to create a worldwide ecosystem of various interconnected renewable energy sources. This will be done under World Bank’s technical assistance which will be useful to fast-track the implementation. OSOWOG is planned to be executed in three phases: first phase will connect Middle East—South Asia—-South-East Asia (MESASEA) interconnection for sharing green energy sources such as solar. Connecting with Oman in the West by setting up an under-sea link is also a part of the first phase second phase will connect Africa and the last phase will connect the entire world. OSOWOG provides an opportunity to be a global leader for green -energy and address the concern of climate change . India has cross -border trade with Bangladesh , Nepal and Bhutan ,Draft electricity amendment Act puts more impetus on cross- border electricity trade.
MNRE(ONE Solar ONE world ONE GRID)
MNRE recently published a RFP on 26th May 2020. A pre-bid meeting was held on 22nd June 2020 through Video conferencing, and around 30 bidders participated in the meeting.
Although , The project sounds ambitious at outset and posses a challenges in implementation and taking so many countries aboard. But , No one can deny its Benefits considering climate change and Paris agreement