Assam state regulator notifies draft power quality for distribution system regulations, 2020

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has notified draft AERC (Power Quality for Distribution System) Regulations, 2020. These regulations will extend to the whole of Assam and will be effective from the date of their publication in the official gazette. …

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. These regulations will apply to the distribution licensee(s) including deemed distribution licensee(s), distribution franchisees and all designated customer(s) of electricity connected at or below 33 kV voltage level. The scope of these regulations is to specify the main characteristics of power quality of electrical supply at point of common coupling or at supply terminals of customers in distribution system. The characteristics of power quality of electrical supply considered in these regulations to be controlled by distribution licensee include supply voltage variations, supply voltage flicker, supply voltage unbalance, supply voltage dips and swells, supply voltage harmonics, and supply interruptions.

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