News: India and the UK are likely to announce a joint declaration on “one sun, one world, one grid”, a concept India has been pushing through its International Solar Alliance — at the upcoming COP26.
About the project: The concept of OSOWOG, which the British have called a green grid, pitches the idea of a transnational solar grid, from which different countries can draw power.
- The OSOWOG idea was first floated by the Indian Prime Minister in 2018 during the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
- The vision behind the OSOWOG mantra is “the Sun never sets” and is a constant at some geographical location, globally, at any given point of time.
- The project has been taken up under the technical assistance programme of the World Bank.
Aim– By 2050, a single power grid of renewable energy be accessible across continents — with production in one continent and distribution of power in another.
The 3 Phases of the Plan:
- First Phase: It will entail inter-connectivity within the Asian continent.
- Second Phase: It will add Africa.
- Third Phase: It is about global interconnection.