West Bengal Regulator Directs State DISCOM to Allow Open Access to ITC Limited

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) approved ITC Limited’s request for open access.

The Commission directed the West Bengal State Load Despatch Center (SLDC) to coordinate with Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (CESC) and communicate the open access approval to ITC Limited. The Commission also asked CESC to take the process forward and send the status report within 24 days.


ITC Limited had filed a petition seeking action against the West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL) for failure to comply with the open access regulations. It had also requested the Commission to direct WBSETCL for compensating the petitioner towards unutilized banked energy.

Further, the company noted that it had not received any communication from the SLDC, granting permission for open access based on the observations made by the Commission in its order dated July 09, 2020.

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