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    15th Aug, 2020
  • The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had invited proposals for implementing ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG) in May 2020.
  • The concept of OSOWOG was introduced in the Global RE-Invest meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association and the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  • OSOWOG is India’s initiative to build a global ecosystem of interconnected renewable energy resources.
  • The blueprint will be developed under the World Bank’s technical assistance programme that is implemented to accelerate the deployment of grid connected rooftop solar installations.
  • OSOWOG is planned to be completed in three phases.
    • Phase I - It will entail interconnectivity within the Asian continent.
    • Phase II - It will add Africa.
    • Phase III - It will globalize the whole project.
  • This is seen as India’s counter to China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI).

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