The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has taken a number of initiatives which are aimed to enable reliable and secure operations of large interconnected grid operations. The CERC has notified regulations with regard to Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) and Grid Code and Ancillary Services Regulations to support variable generation.
An official from the power ministry, who was present at the Make in India Week conference last week, said, “CERC has been instrumental in the creation of an enabling market environment through notifying regulations also on open access, inter-state transmission and point of connection tariff. These regulatory interventions will facilitate secure and reliable grid management and effective power market development. CERC also came up with a suo-motu order, charting out the roadmap for operationalization of reserve capacity.”
Moreover, the CERC also released the Framework on Forecasting, Scheduling and Imbalance Handling for Variable Renewable Energy Sources (Wind and Solar).