MSEDCL’s Comments on Draft Regulations/ Rules

Sr. No. Name of Regulation/Rule Subject matter Draft Regulation/ Rule
Date
MSEDCL’s Comments
Date
Final Notification
Date
1 MERC (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2017 Amendments in various fees & charges of MERC. 27.02.2017
18.03.2017
03.04.2017
2 MERC (Net Metering for Roof-top Solar Photo Voltaic Systems) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2017 Various amendments in
1. Shifting on Gross Metering
2. Visibility of Roof Top RE Installation
3. Grid penetration Quantum
4. Technical Issues
5. Solar Generation Meter
6. Definition of Premises
7. Stranded Distribution Capacity
8. Applicable Charges etc
25.05.2017
17.06.2017 and 20.06.2017
29.11.2017
3 MERC (Multi Year Tariff) Regulations, 2017. Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (Multi Year Tariff) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2017. (O & M expenses) 26.10.2017
17.11.2017
29.11.2017
4 Textile Policy GoM Resolution: Policy 2017/CR6/Text-5 17.02.2018 issued by Co-operation, Marketing and Textile Department. 09.03.2018
15.02.2018
5 Flexibility In Generation MoP mechanism on flexibility and scheduling of Thermal Power plants. 14.03.2018
05.04.2018
6 MERC (Forecasting, Scheduling and Deviation Settlement for Solar and Wind Generation) Regulations 2018 To facilitate Grid integration of Wind and Solar energy generated in Maharashtra while maintaining Grid stability and security as envisaged under the State Grid Code and the Act, through forecasting, scheduling and a mechanism for the settlement of deviations by such Generators. 27.02.2018
28.03.2018
20.07.2018
7 Electricity Bill, 2018. Protection to employees in case offence alleged to have been committed by them in connection with affairs of the MSPGCL, MSETCL and MSEDCL being the Government Companies, while acting or purporting to act in the discharge of his official duties under this Act.
22.05.2018
06.06.2018
Yet not notified.
8 Electricity Rules, 2005 Draft amendments in Electricity Rules (with respect to Captive Generating Plants) 2005 22.05.2018
11.06.2018
Yet not notified.
9 National Tariff Policy, 2016 Various amendments in National Tariff Policy- mainly with respect to Open Access. 30.05.2018
19.06.2018
10 CERC Terms and Conditions of Tariff w.e.f. 01.04.2019 Terms and Conditions of Tariff for the tariff period commencing from 1st April, 2019 – Consultation Paper thereof. 24.05.2018
30.07.2018
11 CERC Deviation Settlement Mechanism (4th Amendment) Regulations, 2018 To amend the CERC (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and related matters) Regulations, 2014. 29.06.2018
30.07.2018
20.11.2018
12 MERC Generic Tariffs for Renewable Energy for FY 2018-19 Determination of Generic Tariffs for Renewable Energy for FY 2018-19 09.07.2017
30.07.2018
18.08.2018
13 MoP Concept Note on Merit Order Operation For flexibility in Generation and Scheduling of Thermal Power Stations to reduce the cost of power to the consumer. 17.07.2018
30.07.2018
30.08.2018
14 Discussion Paper on “Re-Designing Real Time Electricity Market in India” For actions in terms of improvements in market operations closer to real time, to better harness not only the intermittent RE, but also for optimal utilization of resources in the intra-day time horizon. 25.07.2018
29.08.2018
15 CERC (Grant of Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-term Open Access in inter-State Transmission and related matters) (Seventh Amendment) Regulations, 2018 To amend the CERC (Grant of Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-term Open Access in inter-State Transmission and related matters) Regulations 09.08.2018
29.08.2018
09.01.2019
16 CERC (Open Access in inter-State Transmission) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2018. To amend the CERC (Open Access in inter-State Transmission) Regulations 08.08.2018
06.09.2018
02.01.2019
17 Amendment in Tariff Policy For Simplification of Tariff categories and rationalisation of retail tariff 10.09.2018
19.09.2018
18 Early installation of Pollution control equipment CEA’s recommendation regarding incentive to Thermal Power Plants for early installation of Pollution control equipment 26.09.2018
25.18.2018
19 MERC MoD Guidelines Guidelines for the operation of Merit Order Despatch (MOD) 02.10.2018
31.10.2018
08.03.2019
20 CERC Discussion Paper on Re-designing Ancillary Services Mechanism To assess performance of the current framework of frequency support and balancing ancillary services mechanism in India and to suggest next generation reforms by way of introduction of auction based procurement of Ancillary Services 06.09.2018
05.11.2018
21 MERC DSM Regulations, 2018 To review the existing balancing and settlement mechanism and introduce the Deviation Settlement Mechanism in the Maharashtra 23.10.2018
22.11.2018
01.03.2019
22 Amendment to Electricity Act 2003. MoP has proposed the Amendment to Electricity Act 2003. 07.09.2018
05.11.2018

and
Additional Comments on 27.11.2018
23 CERC Terms and Conditions of Tariff w.e.f. 01.04.2019 Determination of Terms and Conditions of Tariff w.e.f. 01.04.2019 to 31.3.2024. 14.12.2018
28.01.2019
and
Annexture A
07.03.2019
24 Discussion Paper on “Re-designing of Day-ahead Market (DAM) in India” For discussion on functioning of the electricity market on a day-ahead time horizon and schedule and dispatch all generation purely on economic principles, subject to technical constraints. 31.12.2018

15.02.2019
25 MERC Generic Tariffs for Renewable Energy for FY 2019-20 Determination of Generic Tariffs for Renewable Energy for FY 2019-20 01.03.2019
22.03.2019
30.04.2019
26 MoP Draft Guidelines for Short Term Sale of Power by Power Generating Company and Distribution Licensee through Tariff based bidding process. For better availability of power to the consumers. 06.03.2019
20.03.2019
27 Amendment to the MERC (Distribution Open Access) Regulations, 2016 Considering amending the provisions related to mainly eligibility, banking, revision of Contract Demand, treatment for levy of Transmission Charges and wheeling charges etc., of Distribution Open Access 11.03.2019
08.04.2019
28 Guidelines for implementation of Scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid connected solar power plants. Developing decentralized renewable power and replace Agriculture Diesel pumps with Solar Water pumps and Solarise Grid connected Agriculture pumps to reduce dependence of these pumps on conventional sources of energy supplied by DISCOMs and thus reducing their burden of subsidy on agriculture consumption of Electricity. 13.03.2019
29 CERC Deviation Settlement Mechanism (5th Amendment) Regulations, 2019 To amend the CERC (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and related matters) Regulations, 2014 18.04.2019
15.05.2019
30 MERC Proposed Sampling methodology and Field survey approach for Agricultural Consumption Analysis study. The working group formed by the Hon’ble Commission for Ag consumption study has prepared detailed sampling methodology and Field survey approach for Agricultural Consumption Analysis study 06.05.2019
and
Annexure I – Survey Questionnaire
31 MERC Wind Zone Classification MERC vide Public notice dated 09.05.2019 has invited comments on MEDA report dated 28.02.19 and MSEDCL’s submission dated 22.04.19. 28.02.2019 (vide Notice dated 09.05.2019)
22.04.2019
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