MoP notifies the Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2022

The MoP has notified the Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2022. The am­endment has inserted rules for surcharge payable by consumers seeking open access, timely recovery of power purchase costs by distribution licen­see, subsidy accounting, resource adequacy, development of hydropower, energy storage systems, and implementation of a uniform renewable energy tariff for the central pool. The MoP has also substituted rules for the resolution of disputes, wherein the appropriate commission will pass the final order for dispute resolution within 120 days from the date of receipt of the petition in the commission, which may be extended by 30 days.