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PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd. as the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) has been designated as the Nodal Agency for grant of Connectivity, Long-Term Access and Medium-Term Open Access to the inter-State transmission system as per the regulation 4 of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Grant of Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-term Open Access in inter-State transmission and related matters) Regulations, 2009

All the open access applicants shall ensure that NOCs issued by STU/SLDC for LTA (wherever required) and MTOA applications shall be in the prescribed format (FORMAT-LTA-3 & FORMAT-MTOA-3 specified in the detailed procedure) and complete in all respects including start and end date in DD/MM/YYYY format against “validity period” of NOC, failing which the application shall be considered as incomplete and will be liable for rejection.

Application Bank Guarantee (ABG) associated with LTA application is to be submitted strictly as per the format uploaded on CTU website. No deviation / modification in any form by deletion, addition or modification of any text, sentence or any part is acceptable.

The CTU portal will be available from 11:00 Hrs (25.05.2018) for submission of online applications.

Procedure for online submission of applications through CTU Portal for Grant of Stage-I / Stage-II connectivity to projects based on Renewable Energy sources to ISTS (Click Here).              

Video Tutorial - Connectivity Application (Click Here)

 

 

CTU Portal is under modification/updation for enabling the online submission of Applications under the Detailed Procedure for “Grant of Connectivity to Projects based on Renewable Sources to ISTS” notified by Hon’ble Central Electricity Regulatory Commission on 15.05.2018. Therefore, the Portal shall not be available for filing of applications from 16:30 Hrs of 24.05.2018 till 11:00 Hrs of 25.05.2018.

In accordance with direction of Hon’ble CERC vide order dated 08.03.2018 in Petition No. 229/RC/2015, in case the Generators or DICs fails to make payment of the transmission charges or open letter of credit at the end of the month after operationalisation of LTA, it shall be debarred from applying for and/or denied medium term open access and short term open access till it makes payment of transmission charges and open letter of credit.

With the notification of the Detailed Procedure by Hon’ble CERC on 15.05.2018 for grant of Connectivity to projects based on renewable energy sources, only online applications bearing digital signature are to be received for Stage-I & Stage-II Connectivity separately. Accordingly, CTU Portal is being modified/updated as per the requirement of Detailed Procedure. The portal is expected to be available for filing of online applications as per the revised Detailed Procedure with effect from 11:00 AM on 25th May, 2018. The Connectivity applications submitted from the renewable energy sources in earlier online portal and/or physical applications submitted on/or after 15.05.2018 till new online portal is made live, shall not be processed.

 

All the pending applications for Grant of Connectivity to projects based on Renewable Energy sources to ISTS submitted prior to 15.05.2018 (date of notification of Detailed Procedure for grant of Connectivity to projects based on Renewable Energy sources by Hon’ble CERC), shall be considered/processed for grant of Stage-I Connectivity.

As per the Detailed Procedure notified on 15.05.2018 by Hon’ble CERC, the Connectivity Applications from projects based on Renewable Energy sources are to be digitally signed. Accordingly, the Stage-I & Stage-II Connectivity applications shall have a legally valid digital signature certificate (Class 3 - SHA2 – Signing Component) as per Interoperability guidelines of Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) of India and shall be valid for atleast 6 months from the date of online submission of the application.

Notification and Detailed Procedure for “Grant of Connectivity to Projects based on Renewable Sources to Inter-State Transmission System” Notification and the Detailed Procedure for “Grant of Connectivity to Projects based on Renewable Sources to Inter-State Transmission System” 

 

The applicants are required to pay the application fee as prescribed in the CERC Regulations, 2009 plus GST at the rate of 18% on the fee value 

 

Determination of Point of Connection (PoC) rates and transmission losses in accordance with Regulation 17(2) of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Sharing of Inter State Transmission Charges and Losses) Regulations, 2010 and amendments thereto.