India has invited bids from consultants to make an ambitious cross-border power grid plan that would seek to transfer solar power generated in one region to feed the electricity demands of others.
A request for proposals (RFP) prepared by India’s ministry of new and renewable energy for inviting consultants to develop a long-term roadmap for the ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG) comprises a technical and financial proposal. The RFP was reviewed by Mint. The ministry has called a pre-bid meeting with the interested consultants on 5 June.
“This is by far one of the most ambitious schemes undertaken by any country and is of global significance in terms of sharing economic benefits,” said a senior Indian government official, requesting anonymity.