PXIL Launches Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM)

Power exchange India Limited (PXIL), the energy trading market  promoted by NSE & NCDEX has launched the Green-Term Ahead Market (GTAM) on its transaction platform on 24th March 2021.

The development took place after receiving approval from the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) on March 19, 2021. To familiarize the market participants about the product and its features, PXIL also conducted two virtual mock sessions attended by more than 20 members and clients representing utilities, OA Consumers, RE generators and traders. Vedanta SEZ and Himachal Pradesh SEB were amongst the first set of participants in this segment. Currently, PXIL holds above 60% market share on an average in the Term Ahead Market segment which is expected to increase with the launch of GTAM.

In the market, PXIL will offer trade in two types of green term-ahead contracts, Intra-day Contracts and Any-day Contracts in both solar & non-solar segments. Intraday Contracts are structured as a static contract (pre-defined delivery slots to place bids) and Anyday contracts are structured as dynamic contracts (user selected slots for delivery during the day as well the days of delivery). The combination of the contracts covers the delivery period starting from few hours upto 11 days from the trade.

Mr. Prabhajit Kumar Sarkar, MD & CEO, PXIL said “As our country continues on its path of transition towards a green and sustainable future with large scale integration of renewable energy, PXIL’s Green TAM segment would help participants fulfil their energy needs using renewable energy sources.”

 As the share of renewable energy rows in the overall energy mix, the Green Term Ahead Market contracts will allow the RE generators the flexibility to map their generation profile and at the same time purchasers will have an avenue to meet their Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) requirements. GTAM platform will also lead to an increase in the number of participants in the renewable energy sector and benefit buyers of RE through competitive prices and transparent and flexible procurement. It will also benefit RE sellers by providing access to the pan- India market.

Earlier, Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) had started trading on its own GTAM, back in August 2020, and has claimed good response so far.

Both the exchanges have made a strong case for REC trading too, which was halted last year. Besides this, India still looks for a developed market for trading in carbon credits, that could give a further fillip to renewable energy growth.

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Prasanna Singh

Prasanna Singh

Prasanna has been a media professional for over 20 years. He is the Group Editor of Saur Energy International

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