Maharashtra allows open access for CPPs

Open access is now open for Fossil fuel-based captive power plants (CPPs) with power demand of 1 MVA and above in Maharashtra.An article of The Business Standard mentioned about the new announcement by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MahaVitaran).

The following important points were highlighted:

  1. It would be the responsibility of the generator to supply the generation data. In case of non-cooperation or non-submission of generation data in 15-minute time block by the relevant authority like the state-level despatch centre, the consumer would be required to pay the monthly bill as per its tariff without any credit adjustment.
  2. The open access consumer and the generator would have to comply with MahaVitaran’s metering requirement in totality.
  3. In case if the net energy received at the drawal point every 15 minutes time block is less than the net energy actually consumed during the corresponding 15 minutes time block, the excess energy consumed by the open access consumer during the said 15 minutes time block would be considered as overdrawl from MahaVitaran’s grid and would be billed at the rate applicable from time to time.
  4. In case of distribution open access, transmission loss would be deducted and transmission charges at Rs 0.29 per unit would be recovered by MahaVitaran.
  5. The open access consumer would also have to apply for transmission open access, if the injection point or the drawal point is connected to an EHV (more than 33 kV) network.

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