DG sets of over 800 kW to be allowed for max 2 hours a day

The modified Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) will come into force from October 1, 2022 and the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has issued new guidelines on use of diesel generator (DG) sets of over 800 kW capacity in NCR ahead of the winter season.

The DG sets, which run on dual-fuel mode, will be allowed to run for a maximum of two hours for industrial and commercial purposes. In areas where gas infrastructure is unavailable, DG sets may be permitted for one hour. The DG sets that are lower than 800 kW capacity have been mandated to be retro-fitted with emission control devices and to operate in a dual fuel mode towards significant reduction in the particulate matter emission.