Open access power in India refers to the provision for consumers to purchase electricity directly from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) like Cleantech Solar. Introduced in India through the Electricity Act, 2003, which aimed to promote competition and create a more transparent electricity market, The act mandates that consumers with a connected load of certain minimum capacity (varies across states), can choose to purchase electricity from a generator of their choice.
Open access power is a key driver of renewable energy in India, enabling large-scale Commercial & Industrial (C&I) consumers with significant consumption to procure renewable energy directly from IPPs through the grid, thereby making significant strides towards their sustainability targets and reducing their carbon footprint.
Open access solar solutions or off-site solar solutions allow businesses and organisations to access renewable energy generated by solar projects located off their premises.
Open access solar solutions are beneficial for large-scale businesses that wish to incorporate a greater percentage of renewable energy in their energy mix, without being constrained by the space available at the factory site/s. Cleantech Solar has developed dedicated solar parks in different states that cater to the energy needs of industry-leading corporates. Power is procured by Commercial and Industrial consumers from these solar parks on a captive basis.
As businesses are becoming more committed to sustainability and reducing their environmental impact, off-site solar solutions are becoming increasingly popular, offering a reliable and affordable source of renewable energy for the long term.