Government of India has planned to invest Rs. 11,000 Cr. for establishing a 900 km long power transmission link in the newly formed union territory of Ladakh. This power transmission link will be developed under the Government scheme of Green Energy Corridors- phase III.
Green Energy Corridors: are Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) lead projects meant for evacuation of large amount of variable energy produced from renewable sources and connecting to the Indian Power Grid.
This Ladakh transmission link link will help to transfer electricity from renewable energy sources- Solar and wind from this region to across the country. The link will initially transfer 2,500 MW of generated power.
This project is in line with government’s strategy for the development of union territory of Ladakh. Also, this is being seen as a solution to resolve grid connectivity problems faced by the region. This Ladakh transmission link project will help supply power to the people of Leh, Kargil districts and supply surplus power across the country in summers.