Renewable Energy Project in Ladakh

By Amigos IAS

Why is it in the news?

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the 13 GW Renewable Energy Project in Ladakh, a significant initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy generation and reducing carbon footprint.

More about the news


  • In 2020, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a 7.5 GW Solar Park in Ladakh.
  • After extensive surveys, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) devised a plan for a 13 GW Renewable Energy capacity with a 12 GWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Pang, Ladakh.
  • To transmit this substantial power, an inter-state transmission infrastructure is necessary.

Project Details

  • Targeted completion by FY 2029-30.
  • Central Financial Assistance (CFA) will cover 40 percent of the project cost.
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) is the designated Implementing Agency.
  • The transmission line will pass through Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, connecting to the National Grid in Kaithal, Haryana.
  • This project complements the Intra-State Transmission System Green Energy Corridor Phase-II (InSTS GEC-II) in several states.


  • Achieving Renewable Energy Targets: Contributes to the goal of achieving 500 GW of non-fossil fuel-based electricity capacity by 2030.
  • Energy Security: Enhances long-term energy security for the country.
  • Sustainability: Promotes ecologically sustainable growth by reducing the carbon footprint.
  • Employment Generation: Provides significant direct and indirect employment opportunities in the power and related sectors, particularly benefiting the Ladakh region.

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