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Green dreams and harsh realities: Plenty of renewables, little transmission

Under the Paris Climate change accord, India has committed 40 per cent of its total energy production from non-fossil fuel sources by 2040

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The Centre has also decided to set up mega solar parks that will have own transmission systems

Shreya Jai New Delhi
Nestled inside a highly-guarded building at the Qutub Institutional Area in Delhi, power system operator POSOCO can sense the nerves of the country’s green power generation. 

Eleven renewable energy management centres (REMCs) have plugged into a new centre. These are part of the government’s plan to seamlessly integrate renewable energy (RE) with conventional power for stability of the electricity grid. The building for the northern region centre is under construction but a supplementary unit next to the existing POSOCO centre has started tracking RE in India. The REMC is equipped with real-time weather forecast that uses satellite imaging of clouds. It

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First Published: Feb 29 2020 | 8:15 PM IST

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