Pujari further said "it is not that real-time power market will kick in immediately after the finalisation or approval of the regulation by the CERC. In order to bring it, we have to put a system in place. So we have to give time. There is need for a software (trading solution) for that and people need to be educated about that."
The main purpose of introducing real-time power market is to deal with the renewables interference and better portfolio management by discoms, gencos and other consumers.
With more and more renewable energy capacity being added to power grid, there would be need for sudden ramp up and down sizing of supply.
Consumers including discoms can plan their energy supplies in a better way and gencos would be able to increase or decrease their output accordingly.
A senior Indian Energy Exchange official told that under the proposed draft regulation, there would be 48 session of half an hour each in a day. That means the trading of electricity would be done round the clock.
The official further said that after the closing of hour-an-hour session, the power delivery can be scheduled at an interval of one hour.
Thus, if a consumer buys power in a session between 1:30 pm to 2 pm then the power supply can be scheduled as early as 3 pm the same day.
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