Draft Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Power Quality for Distribution System) Regulations, 2019

Aug 23, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) on August 09, 2019 has published the Draft Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Power Quality for Distribution System) Regulations, 2019. It extends to the whole of the State of Kerala.

These Regulations will apply to the Distribution Licensee(s) including Deemed Distribution Licensee(s), distribution franchisees and all the Designated Customer(s) of electricity connected at or below 33kV voltage level.

The scope of these Regulations is to specify the main characteristics of power quality of electrical supply at the Point of common coupling (PCC) or at the supply terminals of Customers in the distribution system. The characteristics of power quality of electrical supply considered in these Regulations to be controlled by the distribution licensee, namely:

(i)                  Supply voltage variations;

(ii)                Supply voltage flicker;

(iii)               Supply voltage unbalance;

(iv)               Supply voltage dips and swells;

(v)                Supply voltage harmonics;

(vi)               Supply Interruptions;

(vii)             Current harmonics (to be controlled by designated customers).

The limits specified in these Regulations for power quality parameters shall apply only under normal operating conditions.

The objective of standards specified in these Regulations is to ensure the quality and reliability of electricity supplied by the distribution licensee to the end consumers and by the designated customers.             Any failure by the Distribution Licensee or Designated Customer to achieve and maintain the power quality parameters shall render the Distribution Licensee or Designated Customer liable to pay compensation under the Electricity Act, 2003 to an affected entity.

Any objection or suggestions thereon may be forwarded to the Secretary, KSERC, KPFC Bhavanam, C.V.Raman Pillai Road, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram- 695010 within one month from the date of publication (August 09, 2019) of this notice.

[Notification No. 1114 / CE/ 2019/ KSERC]


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