Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Supply Code and Performance Standards) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2018

Feb 27, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) In order to bring more clarity and ease in implementation has amended the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Supply Code and Performance Standards) Regulations, 2017. Vide this amendment-

·       Sub-Regulation (2)(i) of Regulation 4 shall be substituted which reads as-

The voltage levels for supply shall be as under:-

(i)      Low Tension (LT)

(a) Single Phase: 230/240 volts between phase and neutral.

(b) Three Phase: 400/415 volts between phases.

·       Sub- Regulation (5) of Regulation 7 shall be substituted which reads as- All consumers having sanctioned load of 2kW and above, shall install a suitable device for earth leakage protection within the time period as may be notified by the Commission.

·       In Sub- Regulation (9) of Regulation 16 the following proviso shall be inserted:

“Provided that in case if the maximum demand reading recorded by the meter is more than the sanctioned load, onetime non-refundable charges for consumables, non-retrieval of equipment, etc. shall be payable as per maximum demand reading recorded by the meter during the period of temporary connection.”

·       In Regulation 29 following shall be substituted namely:

(i)      Sub- Regulation (8) shall be substituted which reads as- The Licensee shall install the meter, within the time specified for release of new connection or the time specified for replacement of meters as the case may be, in the presence of the applicant/consumer or his authorized representative after giving advance notice:

Provided that in case of replacement of meter, the distribution licensee shall give atleast 3 (three) days advance notice to the consumer.

(ii)    Sub- Regulation (9) shall be substituted which reads as- Whenever a meter is sealed, either for a new connection or replacement or restoration of power supply or any other work, it shall be sealed in the presence of the consumer or his authorized representative.

(iii)  Sub- Regulation (10) shall be substituted which reads as- At the time of installation of any meter or sealing of meter, the Licensee shall record the particulars of the meters including the details of seals in a format (meter particulars sheet) approved by the Commission.

(iv)   Sub- Regulation (11) shall be substituted which reads as- The Licensee shall give a copy of the meter particulars sheet to the applicant or their authorized representatives, duly signed by the Licensee and the applicant or their authorized representatives, and retain one such copy as an acknowledgment:

·       In Regulation 32(8)(i) shall be substituted which reads as-

Testing of suspected tampered meter:- If the Licensee suspects theft of electricity or unauthorised use of electricity through a meter or through a burnt meter, the meter shall be tested in an accredited laboratory notified by the Commission for that purpose or at any other agency as may be notified by the Commission.

These regulations shall come into effect from the date of their publication in the official Gazette.

[No. F.17 (85)/DERC/Engg./2017-18/5855/2661]

 

URL: http://www.egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2018/183109.pdf


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