Powering India’s Green Energy Revolution Through Open Access Reform

Open access is envisaged as one of the corner-stones of the Electricity Act, 2003 (Electricity Act). So far, DISCOMs have imposed heavy non-tariff barriers in the form of operational constraints and State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (ERCs) have approved tariff barriers on consumers seeking to avail open access. This makes availing open access uneconomical.

Against this backdrop, Infrastructure lawyers, Aakanksha Joshi (Partner) and Pranaav Gupta?(Associate) at Economic Laws Practice (ELP) have co-authored an article titled ‘Powering India’s Green Energy Revolution Through Open Access Reform’ for BW LegalWorld. In this article, Aakanksha and Pranaav have examined the recent Draft Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021 through the lens of consumers and generators seeking open access as well as distribution companies, while highlighting certain implementation challenges. The Draft Open Access Rules have the potential to change how electricity consumption and distribution are imagined. Yet for their implementation, amendments would be required to the Electricity Act.

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Read the detailed article here: https://bit.ly/3nXzvO9