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India’s government approves 13GW renewables project, announces 12GWh battery storage park

By Tom Kenning
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India’s cabinet has approved a 13GW renewable energy project, with a 7.5GW solar park, in the most northern state of Ladakh, a remote area that has amongst the most suitable solar conditions in the world.

Prime minister Narendra Modi also announced plans for 12GWh of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in Pang at the southern tip of the state, which has an extreme climate, with very strong irradiation and high altitude offering low temperatures.

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Modi, greenlit the project under phase two of its Green Energy Corridor venture. The Power Grid Corporation of India will lead the project, but completion is a long way away, with a target for setting up by FY2029/30 at a cost of nearly INR208 billion (more than US$2.49 billion).

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