MoP issues draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2018. As per the proposed amendments, the aggregate electricity generated by a captive power plant (CPP) will be computed as the difference between the total electricity generated and the auxiliary consumption. In the case of a hydro CPP, if free power is supplied to the state government, it will be excluded from the calculation of aggregate electricity generation. Further, in the case of a renewable CPP, banking of power would be included for determining aggregate electricity consumption. Other amendments relating to independent power projects seeking captive status have also been made.