Research conducted on connecting India and Maldives to a single grid

A team from the Indian Power Ministry has visited the Maldives to conduct technical studies on renewable energy exchange between India and the Maldives.

India's Power Ministry said in its annual summary published on December 27 that a team from India had visited the Maldives to conduct research under the 'One World, One Sun, One Grid' initiative to interconnect India's power grid with other countries' power grids. The team researched ways to link India and the Maldives in one grid via the islands of Lakshadweep.

Environment Minister Aishath Shauna met India's Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh during her official visit to India in April last year. Discussions regarding connecting India and Maldives via a single grid were carried out during the meeting. Following the visit, the Environment Ministry said in a statement that the two countries would conduct joint studies and prepare a detailed project report on how to lay the undersea cables and modify the Male' city's energy network.

The "One World, One Sun, One Grid" initiative was launched at the World Leaders Summit 2021 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.