Direct Access

Direct Access
  The ability of an electric power consumer to purchase electricity from a supplier of their choice without being physically inhibited by the owner of the electric distribution and transmission system to which the consumer is connected to. (See also Open Access.)
  The ability of a retail customer to purchase electricity or other energy sources directly from a supplier other than their traditional supplier.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

Energy terms . 2014.

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