OERC notifies Green Energy Open Access Regulations

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has notified its draft Green Energy Open Access Regulations, 2023. This measure has been taken in line with Green Energy Open Access rules established by the Ministry of Power in June 2022. According to the notification, consumers who have a contract demand or sanctioned load of 100 kW and more will be able to purchase power from renewable sources through open access. Additionally, captive consumers who receive power through the open access mechanism will not be subject to restrictions on the availability of power. The State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC) and the state transmission utility will serve as nodal agencies in case of short-term and medium or long-term green energy open access, respectively.