Petition No. 225/MP/2012. Case: In Re: National Load Despatch Centre, New Delhi Vs. Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

Case NumberPetition No. 225/MP/2012
JudgesDr. Pramod Deo, Chairperson, Shri S. Jayaraman, Member, Shri V.S. Verma, Member and Shri M. Deena Dayalan, Member
IssueElectricity Law
Judgement DateOctober 25, 2012
CourtCentral Electricity Regulatory Commission


(New Delhi)

  1. The petitioner, National Load Despatch Centre has filed the present

    petition for amendment of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (grant of

    Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-Term Open Access in inter-State

    Transmission and related matters) Regulations, 2009 (hereinafter referred to as

    the 'Connectivity Regulations') with following prayers:

    (a) Consider to amend the Connectivity regulations to incorporate the


    (i) Entities seeking connectivity may be required to avail Long Term Access

    (LTA) for the quantum of injection or withdrawal, including overload capacity,

    if any sufficiently in advance so that the transmission system required comes

    into operation well before the commissioning of the generator;

    (ii) Any type of open access to the ISTS may be provided within the overall

    limits of LTA availed.

    (b) Direct all generators to apply for LTA for the entire output (including

    overload capability); and

    (c) Pass such other order or directions as deemed fit in the circumstances

    of the case.

    The petitioner has submitted that for a number of reasons, stakeholders, who

    have been granted connectivity are not availing the LTA as they are able to

    evacuate power through medium term open access and short term open access.

    Moreover, there are instances where the generators have sought reduction in LTA

    which may create issues with regard to sharing of transmission charges. The

    petitioner has suggested that it should be made mandatory for the new

    generators to apply for LTA corresponding to the quantum that shall be injected

    into the grid., including overload capacity. The petitioner has also suggested

    that all transactions by an entity, including Long-Term with identified

    beneficiary, Medium Term Open Access and Short Term Open Access should be

    limited to the quantum of LTA availed. Accordingly, the petitioner has

    requested to amend the relevant provisions of the Connectivity Regulation.

  2. During the course of hearing of the petition, the representative of the

    petitioner submitted that the purpose of the present petition is bring to the

    notice of Commission the difficulties being faced by the system operator for

    operation of the grid so that necessary process to amend the relevant

    regulations is initiated by the Commission.

  3. We have perused the petition

    and heard the representative of the petitioner. After going through the

    contents of the petition, it appears to us that the petitioner is seeking


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