Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Amendment Rules, 2022

The Ministry of Power issued a gazette notification that distribution licensees must ensure 24/7 uninterrupted power supply to all the consumers residing in cities with 100,000 or more residents to prevent the need for polluting diesel generators. The ministry notified the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Amendment Rules, 2022, by exercising its powers under Section 176 of the Electricity Act, 2003. The amended rules introduce key additions and revisions to the Electricity (Rights of Consumer) Rules, 2020. Accordingly, the State Commission must give the trajectory of the system average interruption frequency index and system average interruption duration index for such cities.