MoP issuesElectricity (Rights of Consumers) Amendment Rules, 2022

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issuedthe Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Amendment Rules, 2022.

As per the latest amendment rules, the State Commission may consider the customer average interruption duration index, customer average interruption frequency index and momentary average interruption frequency index as additional indicators of reliability of supply and the minimum interruption time for calculation of additional reliability indicators shall be as specified by the State Commission. In case the interruption time is not specified by the State Commission, three minutes shall be considered as interruption time for calculating the additional reliability indicators. Further, the consumers, who are using the diesel generator sets as essential back up power, shall endeavor to shift to cleaner technology such as renewable energy with battery storage in five years from the date of commencement of these rules, among other provisions.

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