In continuation of several initiatives to promote clean and green energy by Government of India, the Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R K Singh launched the Green Energy Open Access Portal on November 11, 2022. Any consumer with a connected load of 100 kW or above can get renewable energy through open access from any renewable energy generating plant. The approval for green energy open access will be granted in 15 days or else it will be deemed to have been granted, subject to the fulfilment of technical requirements through the portal.
The portal can be accessed at https://greenopenaccess.in/ for processing of applications related to green energy open access by the stakeholders including 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 procedure for granting open access to green energy.
The nodal agencies will post progress reports related to green energy open access granted to stakeholders through the portal.
The Ministry of Power notified the Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2022 on June 6, 2022. These rules aim at promotion of generation, purchase and consumption of green energy including the energy from waste-to-energy plants. The move is aimed at ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable, and green energy for all.