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Grant of Connectivity,LTA, MTOA In Interstate Transmission system Regulation 2009. P.S.Das , Ch.Manager ERLDC, POSOCO. Contents. Chapter 1: Definitions Chapter 2: General provisions Chapter 3: Connectivity Chapter 4: Long-term and Medium-term Open Acces
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Interstate Transmission system
Energy resources (coal, water etc.) unevenly distributed
The transmission scheme is under various stages of implementation
Above was developed based on CERC notification, Jan 2004
Applicant-Who can apply?
Amended vide order Dtd. 3rd Sep,2010
Provided that in case connectivity of a generating station, including captive generating plant or bulk consumer is granted to the inter-State transmission system of an inter-State transmission licensee other than the Central Transmission Utility, a tripartite agreement as provided in the Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid) Regulations, 2007 shall be signed between the applicant, the Central Transmission Utility and such inter-State transmission licensee.
Amended vide Order Dtd. 3rd Sep,2010
3. In case SLDC decides not to give concurrence, the same shall be communicated to the applicant in writing, giving the reason for refusal within the above stipulated period.
1. Interface meters shall be installed –
3. Interface meters for the intra-State entities shall be open for inspection
Communication of Estimate of Transmission Charges, etc.
Execution of Long-term Access Agreement
The applicant shall:
Information to RLDC and SLDC
Immediately after grant of long-term access, the nodal agency shall inform the RLDCs and the SLDCs concerned so that they can consider the same while processing requests for grant of short-term open access
Renewal of Term for Long-term access
Relinquishment of access rights
(i) Notice of one (1) year –
application to the CTU at least 1 (one) year prior to the date from which such customer desires to relinquish the access rights, there shall be no charges.
(ii) Notice of less than one (1) year –
application to the CTU at any time lesser than a period of 1 (one) year
customer shall pay an amount equal to 66% of the estimated transmission charges (net present value) for the stranded transmission capacity for the period falling short of a notice period of one (1) year.
Relinquishment of access rights..ctd
(b) Long-term customer who has not availed access rights for at least 12 (twelve) years
– such customer shall pay an amount equal to 66% of the estimated transmission charges (net present value) for the stranded transmission capacity for the period falling short of 12 (twelve) years of access rights:
Application for Medium-term Open Access
System Studies by the Nodal Agency
Grant of MTOA
The applicant shall:
Medium-term customer may arrange for execution of the dedicated transmission line at its own risk and cost before the start date of the mediumterm open access.
On the expiry of period of the medium-term open access, the medium-term customer shall not be entitled to any overriding preference for renewal of the term.
A medium-term customer may relinquish rights, fully or partly, by giving at east 30 days prior notice to the nodal agency: Provided that the medium-term customer relinquishing its rights shall pay applicable transmission charges for the period of relinquishment or 30 days which ever is lesser.
2.The detailed procedure submitted by the CTU shall, in particular, include—
(b) The proforma for the long-term access agreement
(c) The time line for phasing of construction/modification of the transmission elements by the Central Transmission Utility/transmission licensee, as the case may be, and the coming up of generation facilities or facilities of bulk consumer, as the case may be, so as to match the completion times of the two;
(d) Aspects such as payment security mechanism and bank guarantee during the period of construction operation. Provided that the bank guarantee during construction phase shall not exceed Rs. 5 lakh per MW of the total power to be transmitted by that applicant through inter-State transmission system.
3. The fees and charges for RLDCs (including the charges for Unified Load Despatch Scheme) and SLDCs shall be payable by the long-term customer and medium-term customer directly to the RLDCs or the SLDCs concerned.
Unscheduled Inter-change (UI) Charges
The buyers of electricity shall bear apportioned losses in the transmission system as estimated by the Regional Power Committee.
All disputes arising out of or under these regulations shall be decided by the Commission on an application made in this behalf by the person aggrieved.
(i) Name of customers;
(ii) Period of the access granted (start date and end date);
(iii) Point or points of injection;
(iv) Point or points of drawal;
(v) Transmission systems used (in terms of regions and States);
(vi) Capacity (MW) for which access has been granted.
e) List of applications where approval for connectivity or LTA or MTOA, as the case may be, has not been granted along with reasons thereof.
(1) On commencement of these regulations, Regulation No.’s 4(1)(a), 4(ii), 5(i), 6(i), 7, 8(i), 9, 10, 11, 12, 16(i), 18, as far as it applies to long-term customers, and 31(i) of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (OpenAccess in inter-State Transmission) Regulations, 2004, shall stand repealed.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (1), long-term access granted in accordance with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Open Access in inter-State Transmission) Regulations, 2004 shall continue to be valid till the expiry of the term of long-term access.
In the new regulation (Aug 2009) :
Readiness of the generation is more critically monitored for aspects like land under possession, water , coal , environmental
Developers should realistically bring out the factual position so that an adequate transmission proposal can be evolved and taken further after examination from various aspects.
Any under-provision or over-provision of transmission network leads to Grid operational problems like congestion, over-voltage situation – Ultimately causing constraints in generation or ensuring power availability to consumer.
As per IEGC ; Generation developers have apply for signing of connection agreement also ensureapproval under Sec 68 of Act from Govt of India is obtained
Whether connectivity reqd. in case embedded in a control area?
Underutilization of corridor
(i) already be connected to grid, whether the State grid or the inter-State grid, (ii) have already been granted permission for connectivity to the grid
(iii) have already applied for connectivity to the grid
(iv) be making application for connectivity to the grid simultaneously with this application in line with the Regulations
(i) if the application is withdrawn by the applicant or
(ii) the long-term access rights are relinquished prior to the operationalisation of such long-term access when augmentation of transmission system is not required.
(iii) If the applicant fails to sign the Long Term Access Agreement with CTU or a tripartite agreement with CTU and transmission licensee, as the case may be, and fails to furnish appropriate BG for construction phase, within stipulated time as indicated in the intimation letter.
(iv) If the applicant fails to revalidate the earlier furnished BG at least 30 days prior to its expiry.
(v) If the applicant fails to firm up beneficiaries,3 years prior to intended date of Long Term Access. Genuine requests for extension of time shall be suitably accommodated on merit upon furnishing of documentary evidence(s).
Surrender of LTA rights