The Ministry of Energy has asked stakeholders for views on the 2021 Draft Electricity Regulations (Promoting Renewable Energy through Open Access to Green Energy), which are intended for the purchase and consumption of green energy, including that of power plants.
The ministry has requested comment on the draft rules within 30 days, official sources said.
The draft rules have subdivisions such as renewable purchasing obligation (RPO), green energy open access, nodal agencies, procedure for granting green energy open access, banking and cross-subsidy surcharge.
The draft rules on tariffs propose that “the green energy tariff is determined by an “appropriate commission”, which may consist of the average bundled purchase cost of the renewable energy, cross-subsidy charges (if applicable) and service charges that are all prudent costs of the distribution license holder for supplying the green energy”.
The draft rules regarding green hydrogen say that “green hydrogen” is the hydrogen produced using electricity from renewable sources. The mandatory entity, including industries, can also comply with their (RPO) by purchasing green hydrogen, the rules say.
The draft rules also propose open access guidelines for green energy and state that the competent Commission will introduce regulations in line with this rule to provide open access green energy to consumers willing to consume green energy.