Renewable Open Access; Perceived Concerns & Way Out

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21st Meeting of State Advisory Committee: Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission
Renewable Open Access; Perceived Concerns & Way Out
By Mr Harry Dhaul
March 30 2012

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Renewable Open Access; Perceived Concerns & Way Out

  1. 1. 21st Meeting of State Advisory Committee: Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission Renewable Open Access; Perceived Concerns & Way Out By: Harry Dhaul Director General IPPAI March 30, 2012 Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  2. 2. MyMoney?? My U.S.O ?? Status ?? DISTRIBUTION COMPANY Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  3. 3. Renewable Energy: Generator’s Concerns In-firm NatureRisk of loosing out onexcess generation; no commercial benefit to generator Ui Exposure to UI Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  4. 4. Renewable Energy: Consumer’s Concerns Reduced Contract Incentives ? Demand Tariff Implications ? Regulatory Gap ? Temporary Tariff ? Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  5. 5. Renewable Energy OA: DISCOM’s concern due to perceived Revenue Loss Outsider’s View Planned ARR in vain Unscheduled Power Buying System burden due to Universal Service constant flip-flop Obligation Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  6. 6. Perceived Concern:  Open Access of Renewable Energy  Banking of Renewable Energy  Contract Demand reduction  Stand-by supply  Scheduling of Renewable Energy Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  7. 7. What may be done: Open Access of Renewable Energy  Establish transparent process for grant of RE Open Access including defined time-frames, consumer change options, energy credit settlement etc.  Need for determination of suitable Admin/ Operating & wheeling charges linked to generating capacities  Setting up of a “Special Cell” under aegis of MERC for fast-track redressal Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  8. 8. What may be done: Banking of Renewable Energy  Inevitable for In-firm, unpredictable, uncertain generation  Must be allowed for units upto 10MW  Could be made optional, provided RE developers ready to pay a mutually agreed “Banking Charge” blessed by MERC  Differential energy between over-generated and under- consumed must be considered as “Deemed Banked unit”  Deemed Banked units must be paid to generators @ APPC by host DISCOM Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  9. 9. What may be done: Contract Demand Reduction  Need to link contract demand with CUF  Protocols may be formulated for Contract Demand restoration upon completion of OA Tenure without any documentation  Reduced Contract Demand may be kept under suspension during approved OA tenure Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  10. 10. What may be done: Stand-by Supply  Temporary tariff as concept is universally acceptable  Needs to be rationalized i.e 1.5 times of applicable HT Tariff.  Option for arranging back-up power may also be allowed from Intra/Inter state or Intra state DISCOM by paying a mutually agreed rate to host DISCOM Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  11. 11. What may be done: Scheduling of Renewable Energy  Must be allowed as per TOD band instead of 15mins block  Settlement procedures to be made in lines with CERC proposed mechanism  Clarity on “legal entity” responsible for scheduling must be provided i.e  Who will be held responsible for scheduling- Project Developer, O&M Operator, Owner or Pooling Sub- Station operator ???? Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI
  12. 12. Harry Dhaul - Director General, IPPAI

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