Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources) Amendment Regulations, 2019

Feb 13, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Central Electricity Authority on February 06, 2019, has published the Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources) Amendment Regulations, 2019.

Draft regulation proposing to amend the Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources) Regulations, 2013 was published in six newspaper dailies, for inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby, before the expiry of the period of thirty days, from the date on which the copies of the newspaper containing the said publications were made available to the public i.e. May 02, 2018.

Whereas the objections and suggestions received from the public on the said draft regulations were considered by the Central Electricity Authority and amendments has been made in the Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources) Regulations, 2013, namely:

·         In Sub-regulation (1) of regulation 1 which specifies Short title and commencement, for the words “Connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources”, the words “Connectivity below 33 kilovolts” shall be substituted.

·         In Sub-regulation (1) of regulation 2 which specifies Definitions:

a)      Clause (b) shall be substituted, namely:

“applicant” means a generating company, charging station, prosumer or a person seeking connectivity to the electricity system at voltage level below 33 kV;’;

b)      After clause (d), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:

                                 i.            (da) “charging point” means a facility for recharging of batteries of electric vehicle for private or public non-commercial use, connected at 415/220 Volts;

                               ii.            (db) “charging station” means a facility for recharging of batteries of electric vehicles for commercial use and shall also include multiple charging points for non-commercial public use and capable of transferring power from electric vehicle to the grid;’;

c)       After clause (j), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:

‘(ja) “prosumer” means a person, including energy storage system, which consumes electricity from the grid and can also inject electricity into the grid, using same point of connection;’;

d)      Clause (n) shall be substituted.

·         Regulation 3 which specifies the applicability of the Regulations shall be substituted, namely:

Application of these regulations: These regulations shall apply to all generating companies or persons owning distributed generation resources, charging stations, prosumers or persons who are connected to or seeking connectivity with the electricity system below 33 kV voltage level:

Provided that in case, a licensee owning the electricity system to which connection is to be made, also owns the distributed generation resources, charging station or prosumers, these regulations shall apply mutatis mutandis.

·         In regulation 4 which specifies the conditions for General Connectivity, after sub-regulation (8), the following sub-regulation shall be inserted, namely:

(9) The applicant and the user shall comply with the cyber security guidelines issued by the Central Government from time to time.

·         In regulation 11 which specifies the Standards for distributed generation resources, for the words “Standards for distributed generation resources”, the words “Standards for distribution generation resources and prosumers, when acting as a generator” shall be substituted.

·         After regulation 11, the following regulation shall be inserted, namely:

11A. Standards for charging station, prosumer, or a person connected or seeking connectivity to the electricity system.

·         After regulation 13, the following regulation shall be inserted, namely:

a)      14: Registration in Registry maintained by the Authority;

b)      15: Compliance of regulations;

c)       16: Relaxation of Regulations.

 [Notification No. 12/X/STD(CONN)/GM/CEA/2018]

 URL: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2019/197352.pdf  


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