UPERC floats new open access regulations

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has floated its new open access regulations, termed as the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (terms and conditions for open access) Regulations, 2019. As per the regulations, open access will be allowed to the consumers with a contracted demand of more than 1 MW and connected with a substation of 11 kV or more. The UPERC has specified that in addition to the transmission and wheeling charges, an open access consumer other than a captive consumer will have to pay a surcharge. Meanwhile, the consumers availing of the interstate transmission system exclusively will also pay a cross-subsidy surcharge.

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