About OSOWOG Initiative
The idea for the One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG) initiative was put forth by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, at the First Assembly of the ISA in October 2018. The initiative aims at connecting energy supply across borders.
Vision Behind the Initiative
The vision behind the OSOWOG initiative is the mantra that “the sun never sets”. The OSOWOG initiative aims to connect different regional grids through a common grid that will be used to transfer renewable energy power and, thus, realize the potential of renewable energy sources, especially solar energy.
Launch of GGI-OSOWOG Initiative & One Sun Declaration
The GGI-OSOWOG initiative was jointly launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and the, then, Hon’ble Prime Minister of United Kingdom, the Rt Hon. Boris Johnson, during the ‘Accelerating Innovation and Clean Technology Deployment’ event at the World Leaders Summit held on 2 November 2021 during COP26.
In addition to the launch of the initiative, this event also included the launch of the ‘One Sun Declaration’ as approved by the Fourth Assembly of the ISA. The “One Sun Declaration” can be accessed here.
Prime Minister of India proposed “One Sun, One World, One Grid” for interconnected solar energy infrastructure at global scale during the First Assembly of ISA2018
Formation of a steering committee chaired by the Indian MNRE; kicking off a technical study for the OSOWOG initiative
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the MNRE (GoI), the ISA, and the World Bank at the First World Solar Technology Summit in September 20222020
In May 2021, onboarding of a consortium of consultants including EDF, AETS, and TERI was carried out to conduct the technical study to be carried out in 3 phases to formulate vision and roadmap
As a key enabler of net-zero in India’s and UK’s shared vision of 2030, GGI-OSOWOG was announced as part of bilateral cooperation during COP26 in November 2021
Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) was established in November 2021 to provide broad oversight and guidance to the OSOWOG initiative
The technical study, undertaken by the EDF-led consortium, is currently under progress