National Open Access Registry (NOAR) has successfully gone live from 1st May 2022.
NOAR has been designed as an integrated single window electronic platform accessible to all stakeholders including open access participants, traders, power exchanges, national/regional/state load despatch centres for electronic processing of short-term open access application thereby automating the administration of the short-term open access in inter-state transmission system.
The NOAR platform will be a repository for information about short term open access in interstate transmission, including standing clearance issued either by RLDCs/SLDCs or granted to open access customers. These information will be made available online to all stakeholders. Integration with NOAR will facilitate financial accounting as well as tracking short-term open access transactions.
The nodal agency to implement and operate NOAR has been designated as National Load Despatch Centre, operated by Power System Operation Corporation Limited. NOAR will be key to facilitating faster electricity markets and allowing integration of Renewable Energy (RE), resources into the grid. NOAR will allow seamless market participation by open access consumers with faster and easier access to the short term electricity market. This market accounts for about 10% of India’s total demand.
NOAR is part of Government of India’s Ministry of Power initiative. The CERC has notified the necessary regulatory framework through operationalization of the 5th Amendment Regulation of Open Access In Inter-State Transmission.