Open Access Regulations

The State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) and Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issue regulations for promoting open access to intra-state and inter-state transmission system in the country. The regulations outline the application process for open access and scheduling different types of open access transactions in the power system and determine various charges associated with open access. The CERC has issued Open Access in Inter-State transmission system regulations dated 25th January 2008. This regulation is applicable to the applications made for grant of open access for energy transfer schedules commencing on or after 1st April 2008. The primary purpose of these regulations is to utilize the surplus capacity available on the inter-state transmission system.

Open Access Regulations, 2008