IPTO preparing registry for ‘disruption management’ plan

IPTO, the power grid operator, is pressing ahead with steps needed to implement the “disruption management” plan, to enable energy cost savings for major-scale industry in exchange for shifting energy usage to off-peak hours whenever required.

In an announcement released yesterday, IPTO called on consumers to sign on to a registry established for the plan, a necessary first step in the process, while also presenting plan details. They were published in the government gazette on December 28.

Consumers interested in signing on to the plan’s registry need to be connected to the grid. Telemetric measurement at facilities must also be possible, while loads offered by each consumer must measure at least 5 MW.

Limits of 500 MW will be offered at a first auction to be staged by IPTO, covering a one-month period. The durations of ensuing auctions will be determined by the operator.