Opening Markets, Designing Windows, and Closing Gates: India's Power System Transition – Insights on Gate Closure
This report explores the concept of gate closure—the time at which market participants must submit their final bids and offers for electricity. Gate closure is typically considered a minor feature of market design, but its implementation could be pivotal to the way that power markets will operate under high penetrations of renewable energy.
The report analyzes global experiences with gate closure, and reviews the unique benefits, challenges, and other considerations that will impact the implementation of gate closure in the Indian electricity market. The report was produced by NREL with the support of USAID and the Government of India Ministry of Power.