MoP issues draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2022

The MoP has issued the draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2022. The ministry has suggested creating a central pool of renewable energy sour­ces. From this pool, an intermediary company can procure power to be supplied to an entity that will undertake distribution and retail supply to more than one state. The ministry has also proposed to make the setting up of standalone energy storage systems a delicensed activity. Another key proposal of the draft rules is that uniform tariffs should be computed on a monthly basis by an implementing agency for each category in the central pool. The ministry has sought stakeholders’ comments on the draft by September 11, 2022.