In year 2012, a study was conducted by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) wherein it was found that power evacuation and transmission infrastructure in near vicinities of potential sites was less and therefore, dedicated transmission infrastructure for large scale solar and wind power plants was planned. The Green Energy Corridor (GEC) report was submitted by PGCIL in September 2012. Based on PGCIL’s report, the states prepared their own transmission plans & submitted to Central Electricity Authority (CEA) for appraisal. The implementation work started in 2015, after due approval process.
There are two schemes under the Green Energy Corridors:
- Intra-State GEC Phase-I
- Intra-State GEC Phase-II