The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has notified that the Connectivity and General Network Access (GNA) to the inter-state transmission system (ISTS) Regulations, 2022 will come into operation with effect from October 15, 2022 except the provisions of regulations 23 to 24, 26 to 36, 37.9, 38, 40, and 43, whose date of commencement will be notified separately.
As per the notification, fresh applications for connectivity and GNA and their processing and grant under GNA Regulations will be made effective from a date to be notified separately. Scheduling and despatch of electricity shall continue to be based on the quantum of long-term access (LTA), medium-term open access (MTOA) and short-term open access (STOA) of each of the designated ISTS customers (DICs) and other users of the grid in accordance with the provisions of the CERC (Indian Electricity Grid Code) Regulations, 2010, as amended from time to time. STOA will continue to be granted under the CERC (Open Access in inter-State transmission) Regulations, 2008, as amended from time to time and the detailed procedures issued thereunder. In addition, billing, collection and disbursement of the inter-state transmission charges and losses will continue to be based on the quantum of LTA, MTOA and STOA of each of the DICs and other users of the grid in accordance with the provisions of the CERC (Sharing of inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses) Regulations, 2020.