How is the GGI-OSOWOG governed?
The GGI-OSOWOG is co-chaired by the governments of India and the UK and overseen by a Ministerial Steering Group made up of Australia, France, India, Oman, UK and US. Working Groups and partner organisations in the GGI Ecosystem operate independently with support from the joint Secretariat.
How do the existing Green Grids Initiative and the One Sun One World One Grid vision combine to form the GGI-OSOWOG partnership?
The GGI and OSOWOG can be described as two trains on a parallel track, aligned with the same goal. OSOWOG brings a top-down vision for greater regional and intercontinental interconnection for the trade of renewable energy. This includes a detailed OSOWOG road map with interconnector studies and development of an associated stakeholder network. Existing OSOWOG activity remains managed by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The UK's Green Grids Initiative aims to accelerate the construction of the new infrastructure needed for a world powered by renewable energy. It is underpinned by an ecosystem of working groups and partners progressing the goals outlined in the One Sun Declaration.
How are projects selected/ prioritised?
Screening criteria has been developed by the Secretariat, with input from technical experts across the working groups. There are three stages to the screening process: 1) Screening for impact which includes an assessment of the climate impact, energy access, do no harm principle, 2) Ability to implement which includes an assessment of project readiness, links to other initiatives, strength of the enabling environment, and 3) Necessity for GGI-OSOWOG input - political, financial, technical.
What are the benefits of joining the GGI-OSOWOG?
Over 90 countries have joined the initiative by signing the GGI-OSOWOG declaration. Signatories resolve to combine their efforts for global cooperation to create a global ecosystem of interconnected renewables that are shared for mutual benefit and global sustainability. Membership allows countries to participate in the GGI-OSOWOG network of working groups of interested governments, regulators, financiers, institutions, companies, legislators and researchers. This can help countries access the expertise and knowledge needed to accelerate their own system transformation, as well as build the relationships needed to coordinate international actions on shared infrastructure and regional markets.