Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Communication System in Power System Operations) Regulations, 2020

Mar 03, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on February 27, 2020, notifies the Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Communication System in Power System Operations) Regulations, 2020. The main objective of these Regulations is to provide planned development of communications infrastructure to ensure seamless integration, reliable, redundant and secure communication for power system operations. These regulations shall apply to all the users, National Load Despatch Centre, Regional Load Despatch Centres, State Load Despatch Centres, Load Despatch Centres of distribution licensee, Central Transmission Utility, State Transmission Utilities, Regional Power Committees, Renewable Energy Management Centres, forecasting service provider and power exchanges.

The followings are the requirements:

1. The communication system shall provide reliable data and voice communication and tele-protection for power system at national level, regional level, inter-State level and intra-State level.

2. User shall be capable of transmitting all operational data as required by appropriate control centre.

3. The required communication interfaces shall be provided at both sending and receiving ends. All the interfaces shall be provided with audio-visual status indication to indicate its normal operation as per relevant standards.

4. Total outage period shall be less than sixteen hours on monthly basis each for interface node, wideband node and communication network.

These Notification shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette that is March 02, 2020.

[Notification No. No. Comm._Std./PCD/CEA]


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