Conference on Open Access and Energy Trading






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Delegates INR GST @ 18% Total INR USD
One delegate 12,000 2,160 14,160 236
Two delegates 20,000 3,600 23,600 393
Three delegates 28,000 5,040 33,040 551


Delegates INR GST @ 18% Total INR USD
One delegate 15,000 2,700 17,700 295
Two delegates 25,000 4,500 29,500 492
Three delegates 35,000 6,300 41,300 688

Payment Policy:

  • Full payment must be received prior to the conference.
  • Payments for “early bird” registrations should come in before the last date of discount.
  • Conference fees cannot be substituted for any other product or service being extended by India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Conference fee includes lunch, tea/coffee and conference material.

To register, click here or send an email to

Please contact:
Puja Kumari
Mob: +91-8596854324 / 8051006292
Tel: +91-11-46038152, 41034615

Preeti Ekka,
Tel: +91-11-46012775, 41034615, +91-9971714608

The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, a leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports and conferences. The company publishes Power Line (the premier magazine for the Indian power sector) and Renewable Watch (which covers the entire spectrum of renewable energy) and Indian Infrastructure magazines. It also publishes a series of research reports including Cost of Power for Discoms and Industrial Users and Electricity Tariff Trends in India, Captive Power in India, Solar Power in India, Wind Power in India and Open Access for Renewables. The company also publishes Power Line Directory and Yearbook and Solar Directory and Yearbook and weekly newsletter on the power sector.


Venue Le Meridien
Janpath, New Delhi 110001 India
Tel: (91-11) 23341234, 41501234
Fax: (91-11) 23342255
Stall Dimensions Basic octonerm shell space to be provided
Lead sponsor (3mx3m)
Co-sponsor (2mx2m)
Dates April 8, 2020
Timings 9:30am- 5:00pm
Registration Wednesday April 8 registration starts from 8:45am
Programme Type Non-residential
Requirements Participants need to carry their business cards and ID’s the venue
Venue Le Meridien
Janpath, New Delhi 110001 India
Tel: (91-11) 23341234, 41501234
Fax: (91-11) 23342255

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Open Access and Energy Trading

For delegate registrations, contact:
Puja Kumari
Mob: +91-8596854324 / 8051006292
Tel: +91-11-46038152, 41034615

Preeti Ekka,
Tel: +91-11-46012775, 41034615, +91-9971714608

Le Méridien New Delhi
Windsor Place
New Delhi, 110001 India
Phone:+91 11 2371 0101
Fax:+91 11 2371 4545
Toll-free:+91 1800 11 1415

  • Open access, which allows end users to buy power directly from the power plant of his choice via bilateral deals or spot market purchases on the exchanges has not thrived as envisaged by policymakers. The primary reason for this trend has been the resistance by discoms which are reluctant to lose their high-paying consumers.
  • While the Electricity Act, 2003 allows non-discriminatory use of transmission and distribution infrastructure of the licensees by open access consumers for procuring electricity from the source of their choice, there have been various imposts on such purchases by discoms, inflating the cost of electricity tied up via this route.
  • The trend is, however, beginning to change with open access dealings gradually picking up, helped by renewable energy policies of several states such as Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Many states have removed extra costs (surcharges) imposed on such transactions if power is procured from solar and wind plants.
  • A number of renewable energy-based open access models are emerging. Notable among those is the Rewa project in Madhya Pradesh which looked beyond discoms and sought institutional consumers like DMRC to buy solar power. Indian Railways open access-led strategy is another successful example of how this approach can help achieve better cost economics and higher savings in energy bills.
  • Meanwhile, on the power exchanges, apart from discoms, a growing number of industrial consumers are participating owing to competitive prices. In 2018-19, over 4,950 open access consumers procured power through the two exchanges, as compared to around 4,807 consumers in 2017-18. Open access transactions accounted for 22 per cent of the total volumes traded on the IEX and 24 per cent on PXIL. The numbers are projected to increase further in 2019-20.
  • That said, the process to procure power through open access remains fraught with numerous roadblocks posed by state utilities. More progressive steps are needed at the state level for facilitating open access to help industries become more competitive and improve overall.
  • The mission of this conference is to discuss the key trends and opportunities in the open access power market, study the notable policy and regulatory developments and their impact, assess key developments on energy trading platforms, and highlight the key issues and concerns and mitigation strategies. The conference will also provide a platform to government stakeholders, open access power consumers and producers, and power trading platform providers to share their experience and exchange ideas.

Key Trends and Outlook

  • What have been the key trends in the open access power space? What are the growth drivers?
  • What are the emerging power sale options for open access power producers?
  • What are the key issues and concerns? What is the outlook?

Government Perspective

  • What is the government’s view on the open access power market?
  • What have been key government initiatives to promote open access projects?
  • What are the key areas of concern and future outlook?

Regulatory Scenario: Open Access Charges and Restrictions

  • What are the various charges on open access projects and how have these changed over time?
  • How do they vary across states? How are these determined?
  • What are the other regulatory roadblocks? By when (or whether) the regulatory roadblocks are likely to be removed for open access?

Producers Perspective

  • What is the power producers’ experience of installing and operating open access projects?
  • How do the various power sale options compare for them (bilateral, RECs, etc.)
  • How does the economics work vis-à-vis projects with discom-based PPAs? What are their future plans?

Open Access Consumers Perspective

  • What is the perspective of open access consumers of power?
  • What are the key challenges faced by them?
  • What are the possible solutions?

Third-party PPAs

  • What are the key PPA considerations for projects developers and open access users?
  • What are the common challenges?
  • How do the third-party PPAs address the challenge of changing open access charges?

Role of Discoms

  • What is the share of C&I consumers in discoms’ portfolio?
  • What is the perspective of discoms on the open access segment?
  • What steps can be taken by discoms to make renewable-based open access a win-win proposition?

Experience at the Power Trading Platforms

  • What has been the experience of power trading platforms in the open access segment?
  • What have been the key trading trends? What are the key growth drivers?
  • What are their plans to increase the participation of open access users?

Cost Economics and Returns

  • What has been the trend in third-party tariffs vis-à-vis grid tariffs?
  • What are the potential returns for renewable open access project developers and consumers?
  • What is the outlook for short-, medium- and long-term tariffs?

State Focus

  • What are the noteworthy states where open access has been more successful than in other states?
  • What are their open access policies?
  • What is the outlook for the segment in these states?

For speaking opportunities, please contact:
Neha Mathur
Mob: + 91 8826000927

The conference is targeted at officials and managers from:

  • Industrial consumers
  • PAT designated consumers
  • Captive plant operators
  • Independent power producers
  • HT consumers
  • Industrial development corporations
  • Regulatory agencies
  • State electricity boards
  • Gencos, transcos and discoms
  • Power trading companies
  • Renewable energy service providers
  • Solar power developers
  • Wind power developers
  • Energy management consultants
  • Research and development organisations
  • Consultancy organisations
  • Technology providers (hybrid renewables, trigeneration, microgrids, etc.)
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • HVAC and lighting providers
  • Equity analysts
  • Financiers/Investors, etc.

Event Location:

By :

  • Windsor Place, Le Méridien
  • New Delhi
  • India

Event Schedule Details

  • April 9, 2020 (Thursday)
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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