450cr Benefit for Industrial Open Access Consumers

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Open access industrial consumers saved about Rs 450 crore by taking advantage of falling electricity prices at power exchanges in May even as the state electricity boards (SEBs) stayed away from the power market due to cash crunch. Electricity users with more than 1 MW of load are deemed as open access consumers who can […]

Understanding Various Charges Payable for Open Access:

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Challenges posed by climate change has put the renewables sector in the spotlight as governments, companies and consumers worry with issues such as security of energy supply.one such renewable source is solar. Government is initiating various schemes to bridge the gap, as high costs is involved in solar projects. One such tool is open access; […]

Estimation of Tariff Order under open access

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According to the Electricity Act 2003, Open Access is defined as  the non-discriminatory provision for the use of transmission lines or distribution system or associated facilities with such lines or system by any licensee or consumer or a person engaged in generation in accordance with the regulations specified by the Appropriate Commission.” The application procedure, fees […]

Wheeling and banking of solar power

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In recent days many investors are adopting the REC route and selling the solar power either to a third party or using it for captive purpose, rather than selling it to the state utilities. GERC is in the process of framing guidelines for using the solar power for captive use through nits discussion paper in […]