Union Minister of Power & New and Renewable Energy launches the Green Energy Open Access portal
The Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh, launched the Green Energy Open Access Portal through video conferencing on November 11, 2022, in continuation of several initiatives of the Government of India to promote clean and green energy.
This portal will allow electricity consumers with a sanctioned load of 100 kW or more to get the supply of renewable energy.
Under the new system, any consumer with a sanctioned load of 100 kW or more "can get renewable energy through an open access portal from any renewable power generation plant set up by him or any developer."
This open access has to be given within 15 days. An application for open access can be made on this portal.
These stakeholders include Open Access Participants, Traders, Power Exchanges, National/Regional/State Load Despatch Centres, Central/State Transmission Utilities.
The portal provides a transparent, simplified, uniform and streamlined process for providing open access to green energy.
This will be instrumental in making electricity markets more convenient and enabling integration of renewable energy (RE) resources into the grid.
Objectives of the Portal
The portal aims to ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable and green energy for all. Consumers can now easily access renewable energy.
Green Energy Open Access Rules, 2022
The Ministry of Power had notified the Electricity (Promotion of Renewable Energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules- 2022 on June 6, 2022.
The objective of these rules is to promote production, purchase and consumption of green energy including electricity from waste to power plants.
As per the rules, green open access is allowed to any consumer and the open access transaction limit for green energy has been reduced from 1 MW to 100 kW so that even small consumers can buy renewable energy through open access.
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