Saturday, August 25, 2012

Power Utilities Prefer Long-Term Contracts for Access in Transmission Corridor
The Minister of State for Power, Shri K.C. Venugopal, informed Lok Sabha in a written reply that Power utilities generally prefer long-term contracts to ensure certainty of access in transmission corridor. As per the regulations of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), long-term access to transmission system is accorded higher priority over the medium term and short-term transactions. In the event of curtailment of power flow due to transmission constraints or grid security, short-term transactions are curtailed first, followed by medium term contracts and then long-term contracts. The minister further said that When for the reason of transmission constraints or in the interest of grid security, it becomes necessary to curtail power flow on a transmission corridor; the transmissions already scheduled may be curtailed by the Regional Load Despatch Centre. 

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