The power transmission system to evacuate electricity from 25,000 MW of solar and wind plants in western India will cost Rs 12,682 crore and will have annual tariff impact of Rs 2,156 crore in the first five years.
The infrastructure would be built for 8.9 giga-watt (GW) solar generation capacity in Rajasthan, 1.5 GW wind and 2 GW solar plants in Gujarat and 2 GW wind and 1 GW solar units in Maharashtra.
According to the calculations, the system would prepare the grid to handle electricity worth `9,318 crore per year, which is about 4.3 times the annual transmission cost.
The estimates have been made by the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), the central transmission utility. On an annualised basis, charges are seen to be around `1,776 crore. Read More