Perspective: Global Solar Grid

In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on Global Solar Grid. The Fourth Assembly of the International Solar Alliance – ISA being held virtually will deliberate on the key initiatives around the operationalisation of One Sun One World One Grid initiative, 1 trillion dollar Solar Investment Roadmap for 2030, and approval of a Blended Financial Risk Mitigation Facility. World leaders of ISA member countries will also discuss the strategic plan of the ISA for the next five years which includes Country Partnership Framework, Strategy for Private Sector Engagement, and initiatives such as Viability Gap Financing scheme to facilitate affordable finance for solar energy projects across ISA’s membership. The concept of a single global grid for solar power was first outlined at the First Assembly of the ISA in 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It envisions building and scaling inter-regional energy grids to share solar energy across the globe, leveraging the differences of time zones, seasons, resources, and prices between countries and regions. OSOWOG will also help decarbonise energy production, which is today the largest source of global greenhouse gas emissions. In this episode we will discuss all issues related to ISA and the proposed global solar grid.

Guests:
1. Prafulla Pathak, President, Solar Energy Society of India
2. Urmi Goswami, Senior Journalist
3. Mohan Kumar, Former Ambassador and Chairperson, Research & Information System for Developing Countries

Anchor: Vishal Dahiya

Producer: Amit Srivastav, Sagheer Ahmad

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