Enjoy the advantages of energy scalability with zero upfront investment

Third Party (Open Access)

Most corporates today strive to source as much of their power as possible from renewable sources, particularly because of global commitments like RE100 gaining traction. While rooftop or onsite solar is a great way to get started, many of our clients don’t have sufficient space within their facilities to install a power plant to supply the bulk of their energy requirements.

Grid-connected or ‘Open Access’ solar power addresses this problem by providing large-scale power through the grid, up to 100% of our clients’ needs. For instance, Adobe India, one of our open access clients, sources 100% of its power requirement for its Bangalore facility from our solar farms in Karnataka.

For a business, sourcing of renewable energy achieves the dual goals of substantial savings on electricity as well as making large strides towards 100% sourcing of renewable power. Open access solar power is a popular power generation option that gives enterprises like yours an opportunity to meet all your electricity needs at tariffs lower than prevailing grid tariff electricity rates.

This is how Third Party (Open Access) works:

At CleanMax, we can meet all your business’ electricity needs by supplying you solar power from our off-site private solar farms across India. Open access power tariffs are much cheaper than grid tariffs. Moreover, this model does away with the limitation of onsite solar installation as it is a scalable option which is not constrained by availability of space at your facility. With open access power, you begin to enjoy affordable solar electricity from day one.

There are many reasons businesses such as yours are considering renewable power over previous fossil fuel-based models. For industrial and commercial consumers, open access power translates into regular electricity supply at a lower cost, while also helping reduce their carbon footprint.

Benefits

Zero upfront investment
Since this is an energy sale model, there is no upfront investment required from the consumer.
Guaranteed savings on electricity
Electricity purchased from CleanMax will be at a tariff much lower than grid tariffs, resulting in energy cost savings on every unit provided.
A risk-free solution
With zero investment and upkeep responsibility, this is a capex-free, hassle-free and risk-free solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
A typical rooftop solar power plant may not be able to meet the substantial power demands of corporates due to space constraints. This is where utility-scale grid connected Open Access plants come in, which enable greater renewable power generation
Typically, two procurement models are used: third-party PPAs and captive or group captive models
Open access charges under a utility-scale renewable project vary with location and procurement models. Various charges under the Open Access mechanism include the following:
  • Transmission charges
  • Wheeling Charges
  • Transmission losses
  • Wheeling losses
  • Cross-subsidy surcharge (CSS)
  • Additional surcharge (AS)
  • Banking charges
  • Due diligence based on company locations
  • Understanding Open Access Risks
  • Due Diligence on the developer
  • PPA Negotiations

Contractual Challenges:

  • Tenor mismatch between PPA & loan
  • Contract enforcement
  • Contract standardization

Operational Challenges:

  • Grid curtailment risk
  • Performance risk

Regulatory Challenges:

  • Uncertainty around Open Access regulations and charges
  • Inconsistency in eligibility and operating criteria for Open Access
  • Exclusion from Open Access
  • The utilities point of view
  • Paper-based approval process