Green Energy Open Access Portal

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    • Recently, the Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy launched the Green Energy Open Access Portal.

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    • 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
    • Features:
      • 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 application for open access can be made on this portal.
      • The open access has to be granted within 15 days or else it will be deemed to have been granted. 
    • Open access to stakeholders including:
      • Open access participants, traders, Power Exchanges, National / Regional / State Load Despatch Centres, Central/State transmission utilities.
    • Significance:
      • The portal provides a transparent, simplified, uniform and streamlined procedure for granting open access to green energy.
      • It will be key to facilitating the deepening of electricity markets and enabling the integration of Renewable Energy (RE) resources into the grid.
    • Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2022:
      • The Ministry of Power notified the Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2022 in 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.
      • The rules support India’s vision of a transition to clean energy with the participation of all generators, DISCOMs, and other stakeholders.
    • India’s Status
      • India is contributing only 3.5 percent to the global emission despite having about 17 percent of the world population.
      • India is leading the clean energy transition globally and has the fastest growth of RE capacity addition.

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