One Sun, One World, One Grid

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.
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