Open Access office under Chief Engineer/SLDC, PSTCL, Patiala is a nodal agency in state power utilities for grant of short term open access to all eligible customers & consumers of PSPCL .
Open Access is being granted in discriminatorily by PSTCL to all the eligible open access customers embedded in Transmission and Distribution system of PSTCL & PSPCL as per provisions of Electricity Act-2003 and Open Access Regulations issued by Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) and Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) from time to time.
Open Access office also deals with the UI/ Deviation Settlement based energy accounting of Open Access customers transacting power on short term basis and IPPs selling power to PSPCL on long term basis. Besides records are maintained for energy scheduled under short term open access, UI/ Deviation and assessment of open access charges.
Present Status (as on 16.06.2015)
Short Term Open Access for interstate sale of power has been granted to one embedded power project for third party sale of power through power exchange/bilateral transactions. (Total 10 MW)
Short Term Open Access for wheeling of power has been granted to 3 no. captive consumers for wheeling of power from their own Captive Power Plant(s) under bilateral transactions. (Total 22.9 MW)
Short Term Open Access for inter-state purchase of power through power exchange/ bilateral transactions has been granted to 427 no. Large supply consumers of PSPCL (Powercom) (total 1715 MW approx.), out of which 269 no. active consumers are presently purchasing power through power exchange as per their requirement against a total permission of purchase granted for 1338 MW (approx.)