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The Honourable Prime Minister of India India conceptualised “One Sun, One World, One Grid” for interconnected solar energy infrastructure at a global scale. Taking this vision forward, the United Kingdom and the Government of India, International Solar Aliance with the support of The World Bank, will jointly launch the global “Green Grids Initiative – One Sun One World One Grid”, at COP26.This will include a political declaration at the World Leaders’ Summit and increased technical, financial and research cooperation to help deliver India’s vision of One Sun, One World, One Grid.

OUR GOAL

To help ensure that clean, efficient power is the most economical, accessible, and reliable option for all countries to meet their power needs by 2030.

OUR AIM

To build a framework for a global cooperation initiative targeted at effective utilisation of renewable sources across the globe and accelerate the mobilisation of technical and financial resources neededto advance action on green grids.

About Green Grids Initiative
One Sun One World One Grid

Events

Media

Blogs

Timeline:

Prime Minister of India proposed “One Sun, One World, One Grid” for interconnected solar energy infrastructure at global scale

2018
2018-19

Formation of a steering committee chaired by the Indian MNRE; kicking off of a technical study to be carried out in 3 phases to formulate vision and roadmap

Onboarding of a consortium of consultants including EDF, AETS, and TERI to conduct the technical study

2020
2021

Inception workshop by consortium consultants for the stakeholders for converging in an interactive mode to the objectives for each of the agreed three phases

As a key enabler of net-zero in India’s and UK’s shared vision of 2030, OSOWOG has evolved into GGI-OSOWOG as part of bilateral cooperation

ONGOING

Over the next few months

Announcement of “Green Grids Initiative- OSOWOG” project by the Government of UK and International Solar Alliance at the COP26 in Glasgow, including political declaration and securing buy-in across regions

GGI-OSOWOG aims to achieve global grid interconnection through three key pillars:

Political engagement

and trust building between countries likely spearheaded by an intergovernmental steering group including representatives from each region – Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and India

Institutional engagement

among international financial and technical institutions likely spearheaded by a joint coordination committee that includes the ISA and other partners such as the World Bank

Research and knowledge sharing

through the Green Powered Future mission, a newly launched international innovation program with peer-to-peer learning networks of regulators and grid operators potentially being launched at a future stage

governance structure:

Ministerial Steering Group

Co-conveners Minister Singh (ISA & India) and Secretary of State Kwarteng (UK) Government and regional representatives from: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & North America

Joint Secretariat

  • International Solar Alliance - (in partnership with The World Bank)
  • UK/GGI
  • OSOWOG technical study, institutional engagement, technical and financial cooperation, and research
  • OSOWOG technical study, institutional engagement, technical and financial cooperation, and research
  • OSOWOG technical study, institutional engagement, technical and financial cooperation, and research

Regional Groups and priority transmission corridors

  • AFRICA
  • AMERICA
  • ASIA
  • EUROPE
  • ISLANDS

Policy groups and stakeholder networks

Policy Groups

  • Cross-cutting groups on specific policy issues
  • E.g. Finance, powering clean transport, community grids
  • Secretariat coordinates WG leads, cross-group collaboration

Stakeholder
Networks

  • Grid operators
  • Invesors
  • Legislators
  • Technology researchers
  • Regulators
  • Others

Impact

GGI—OSOWOG will bring more technical, financial and research cooperation to help facilitate cross-border renewable energy transfer projects, which will give OSOWOG its global infrastructure

GGI—OSOWOG will also create depth of organisational scale, spanning national governments, international financial and technical organisations, legislators, power system operators and knowledge leaders, to accelerate the construction of the new infrastructure needed for a world powered by clean energy

GGI—OSOWOG This will enable a faster leap towards a global ecosystem of interconnected renewables that are shared for mutual benefit and global sustainability

GGI—OSOWOG It will provide momentum, and a pool of investment towards low-carbon, innovative solar projects, and bring together skilled workers for a solar-powered economic recovery. It can also propel investment and create millions of new green jobs.

The symbiotic sharing of solar power has the potential to create a peaceful, ecologically sustainable and energy secure world.