CERC issuesDSM Regulations, 2022

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released the CERC (Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) and Related Matters) Regulations, 2022 to provide for a regulatory mechanism for treatment and settlement of deviation from schedule of drawal or injection of electricityin the interest of reliability, security and stability of the grid.

Objective of these regulations is to ensure, through a commercial mechanism, that users of the grid do not deviate from and adhere to their schedule of drawal and injection of electricity in the interest of security and stability of the grid. These regulations will be applicable to all grid connected regional entities and other entities engaged in inter-state purchase and sale of electricity. For a secure and stable operation of the grid, every grid connected regional entity will adhere to its schedule as per the Grid Code and will not deviate from its schedule. Any deviation will be managed by the load despatch centre as per the Ancillary Services Regulations, and the computation, charges and related matters in respect of such deviation will be dealt with as per provisions of these regulations.