CERC notifies Connectivity and GNA to the ISTS (First Amendment) Regulations, 2023

The CERC has notified the Connectivity and General Network Access (GNA) to the Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) (First Amend­me­nt) Regulations, 2023. Among other things, the amendment defines GNA-renewable energy as open access to the ISTS granted under these regulations for drawal of power exclusively from renewable sources. The first amendment regulations will come into effect from April 5, 2023, ex­cept the amended provisions of Regulations 23.1, 24.2, 24.3, 34.2, 34.3 and 34.4 and new Regulations 26.4, 26.5 and 26.6 of the GNA re­gulations. Further, Regulations 40.2 to 40.4, sub-clauses (a) and (b) of Regulation 43.1, Regulation 37.1 to 37.8, and the provisions regarding fresh applications for connectivity and GNA and their processing and grant will be effective April 5, 2023.