Ladakh provides 20,000 acres at Pang for renewable energy parks

The Union Territory of Ladakh will provide 20,000 acres of land at Pang immediately for the establishment of a renewable energy park, while the availability of another 20,000 acres of land at Pang would be examined depending on inputs provided by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). Various other measures will be taken to promote renewable energy in Ladakh.

CPSEs will engage in CSR activities to help the region flourish. Within a week, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will dispatch a team to Ladakh to resolve difficulties with the help of the UT government. Further, 5 GW of transmission capacity from Pang (Leh) to Kaithal (Haryana), combined with 12 GWh of battery energy storage, will allow for 76 per cent utilisation of transmission capacity and the evacuation of 13 GW of renewable energy generation (9 GWp solar and 4 GW wind). The transmission link should be completed within 5 years. About 1- 2 GWh of the 12 GWh battery energy storage will be created as part of the transmission element to maintain the line charged during periods of no generation, while the remainder could be developed as part of the generation element.

Powergrid would modify their DPR for a 5 GW transmission connection in Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir, including 2 GWh of battery energy storage and AC system strengthening, to provide renewable energy within Ladakh and to Jammu & Kashmir. The MNRE would propose a central grant for the establishment of the aforementioned transmission link as part of the green energy corridor.

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