The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has notified the draft procedure for verifying the captive status of such generating plants, where captive generating plant (CGP) and its captive user(s) are located in more than one state.
As per the draft, verification of status of CGP and captive users will be done on annual basis and CEA will be the verifying authority. The CGP shall submit an application along with the requisite documents to the verifying authority. The CGP and captive users shall furnish an affidavit not after September 30. Verifying authority shall issue communication about the status of CGP and captive users within two months from the receipt of the application along with the requisite documents complete in all respect. The Regional Load Dispatch Centre , State Load Dispatch Centre and distribution licensee, in whose area the CGP or captive user is located, shall extend necessary assistance to the verifying authority in the verification of captive status of generating plant and its user(s). Furthermore, each unit of CGP shall have a separate Interface Meter with real time communication facility with RLDC and/or SLDC as per the specifications provided under the Central Electricity Authority (Installation and Operation of Meters) Regulations, 2006 as amended from time to time. The CEA has sought comments, suggestions, on the draft procedure, by December 1, 2023.