CERC approves transmission system to evacuate 8 GW of RE in the southern region

The CERC has approved the execution of the proposed transmission system for the evacuation of 8 GW of renewable energy from solar and wind energy zones in the southern region. The CERC has directed Central Trans­mission Utility of India Limited (CTUIL) to ensure that the development of the transmission system matches the progress of generation projects. Further, the CERC has mandated that if the generation projects are not com­missioned and the transmission system is commissioned, CTUIL may seek appropriate remedies such as grants and subsidies from the central or the state governments until the associated generating projects achieve commercial operation date.