CERC notifiesAncillary Services Regulations, 2022

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has notifiedthe CERC (Ancillary Services) Regulations, 2022, which aim to provide mechanisms for procurement, through administered as well as market-based mechanisms, deployment and payment of ancillary services at the regional and national level.

The regulations will aim to maintain the grid frequency close to 50 Hz, and restore the grid frequency within the allowable band as specified in the Grid Code and for relieving congestion in the transmission network, to ensure smooth operation of the power system, and safety and security of the grid. These regulations will be applicable to regional entities, including entities having energy storage resources and entities capable of providing demand response qualified to provide ancillary services. The types of ancillary services included in the regulation are primary reserve ancillary service (PRAS), secondary reserve ancillary service (SRAS), tertiary reserve ancillary service (TRAS), and other ancillary services such as voltage control ancillary services, black start ancillary services etc., as specified in the Grid Code.

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