Imagine a world, where every home, office and industry is powered by solar energy, even when the sun is not shining in any part of the globe. Ambitious isn’t it? Some might even be pessimistic and say its not possible!

But, we are at a brink of a renewable energy revolution, spearheaded by the Govt. of India and the above vision, will be a reality, sooner than expected.

The idea behind ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid’ (OSOWOG) is simple. It is to utilise solar power even when it is dark in parts of the world, by constructing a Transmission System that will be common for all countries in the planet.

India’s initiative involves creating a framework for enabling global cooperation for the OSOWOG initiative. This will involve the construction of a global ecosystem of interconnected renewable energy resources (majorly solar) that can be shared with all the nations in the world.

This initiative is by far, one of the most ambitious efforts to bring green energy into the forefront and will have significant impact in terms of sharing economic benefits, once executed successfully.

The plan is to leverage the International Solar Alliance, which was co-founded by India along with France and has 121 member nations. India aims to be in the middle of the Solar Spectrum, which will be divided into two broad zones, which will include the Far East (countries like Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, etc) and the Middle East as well as the African Region.

The OSOWOG will be initiated in three phases, wherein Phase 1 will involve the establishment of an interconnection between the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia. This phase will champion the Neighbourhood First Policy, fostering cross border energy trade and it will also involve the construction of an undersea link to connect with Oman in the Middle East.

Phase 2 will involve the interconnection between Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia (MESASEA) grid with the African power grids and finally the third phase will deal with Global interconnectivity.

The proposition of this ambitious plan by India in a time, when the entire world is reeling under the pressures of the COVID-19 crisis, demonstrates India’s leadership, when it comes to evolving green energy strategies for itself as well as other nations. It also highlights India’s sincere commitment towards tackling climate change.

India’s plan will lead to reduced project costs, higher efficiencies and increased asset utilisation for all the participating nations and it will also help them in attracting investments for renewable energy infrastructures.

Through the One Sun, One World, One Grid initiative, India plans to emerge as a path breaker in how the world perceives and utilises green energy.

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