Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued the draft Green Energy Open Access Regulations, 2022.
According to the proposed regulations, consumers will be eligible for open access via the intrastate transmission system of the state transmission utility or distribution systems of the state’s distribution licencees. Under the proposed regulations, any consumer with a captive power project will have the right to open access. Also, non-captive consumers with a sanctioned load of 100 kW or more will be eligible for open access. Also, charges like transmission charges, wheeling charges, cross-subsidy charges, additional surcharge, banking charges, and standby charges will be determined by the Commission using the methodology specified for green open access. The aforementioned charges will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Commission, until the methodology is finalised. Also, banking will be permitted on a monthly basis after payment of the Commission’s fees. The banked energy will not be allowed to be carried forward to subsequent months, and the credit for the banked energy will be adjusted during the same month.