Power Minister RK Singh launches Green Energy Open Access Portal
Ministry of Power and New and Renewable Energy in a statement said that any consumer with a connected load of 100 kW or above can get Renewable Energy through open access from any Renewable Energy generating plant set up by himself; or by any developer. The open access has to be granted within 15 days. The application for open access can be made on this portal.
With an aim to ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable, and green energy for all and in continuation of several initiatives to promote clean and green energy by the Government of India, the Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R K Singh launched the Green Energy Open Access Portal on Friday. The Minister of State for Power Krishan Pal, also graced the occasion. Secretary (Power), Chairperson, CEA and CMD, POSOCO along with other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
Ministry of Power and New and Renewable Energy in a statement said that any consumer with a connected load of 100 kW or above can get Renewable Energy through open access from any Renewable Energy generating plant set up by himself; or by any developer. The open access has to be granted within 15 days. The application for open access can be made on this 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," read the statement.
According to the statement, the portal provides a transparent, simplified, uniform and streamlined procedure for granting open access to green energy that will be key to facilitating the deepening of electricity markets and enabling the integration of Renewable Energy (RE) resources into the grid. Ministry of Power notified the Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2022 on 06th June 2022. The rules aim at the promotion of the generation, purchase and consumption of green energy including the energy from waste-to-energy plants.
Union Minister RK Singh, speaking on the occasion mentioned the importance of the transition to clean energy. He said that India is contributing only 3.5 per cent to the global emission despite having about 17 per cent of the world population and India is leading the clean energy transition globally and has the fastest growth of RE capacity addition.
"Ministry of Power has taken a number of initiatives in this regard and many more are in advanced stages. He emphasised the importance of ease of implementation in the reform process" Singh added. Alok Kumar, Secretary, of the Ministry of Power, mentioned the need for energy security with green and clean energy resources in the future. India is committed to meeting the NDC targets of 50 per cent installed capacity from non-fossil fuel sources and is on the verge of ushering in a mass revolution in the green energy transition. The Green Energy Open Access rules support India's vision of a transition to clean energy with the participation of all generators, DISCOMs, and other stakeholders.
He talked about various reforms and actions being taken such as integrated transmission planning for renewables integration, carbon market, streamlining and harmonised captive consumption and banking for renewable energy. The Nodal agencies shall post progress reports related to green energy open access to stakeholders through the portal.
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. (ANI)
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