1THE INDIAN ELECTRICITY RULES, 1956 RulesRule/Regulation

The Indian Electricity Rules,1956  framed under Section 37 of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910 regulate the supply, transmission, generation, and use of electricity. These are primarily necessary measures required to be adopted in construction, installation and maintenance of transmission, distribution, generation and use of electricity and precautions to be observed in carrying out any work in relation to such installations to avoid any sort of electrical accident. These must be referred to when connecting a generating unit to the grid.

Indian Electricity Rules 1956
2CERC Tariff Order for Renewable Sources of Power (FY 2015-16)Tariff OrderSolar PV Project Cost: 530.02 lakhs/MW Solar PV Tariff: 5.68/unit (without AD); 5.60/unit with AD CERC Order dated 29 April 2016
3CERC order on Petition No. 420/MP/2014CERC Order

Section 30: Low Voltage Ride Through (LVRT) provision mandatory for all solar generators connected at the voltage level of 11kV and above. CERC  has issued direction for meeting requirements of LVRT in case of Solar generating stations whose bidding process has not yet commenced i.e. NIT has not yet been issued on the date of the order (05.01.16)

Section 46 (also as per IEGC provision 4.6.2, 5.2 (u)): Wind/Solar generators required to provide Data Acquisition System facility for transfer of information to concerned SLDC and RLDC considering grid security and safety of any equipment or personnel.

Action (recommended by PGCIL), as applicable:

Solar developers may ensure availability of :

  1. OPGW in place of one of earth wire for transmission system built by them from solar to POWERGRID (ISTS) substation.
  1. Communication equipment (FODP, Approach Cable, SDH/PDH) for both ends.
  1. RTU/SAS and PMU at Solar Park for data transmission to RLDC.

CERC Order dated 05.01.2016

4Child Labour Prohibition Regulation Act, 1986LegislationThe Act prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in hazardous occupations identified in a list by the law. The list was expanded in 2006, and again in 2008. The Act is to be complied with in all matters of engagement of Labour.Child Labour Prohibition Regulation Act, 1986
5Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India Order dated 05 Mar 2016Rule/RegulationThe new category of White industries which is practically non-polluting will not require Environmental Clearance (EC) and Consent and will help in getting finance from lending institutions. Solar power generation through solar photovoltaic cell, wind power and mini hydel power (less than 25 MW) fall under this new category.Order dated 5 Mar 2016
6Ministry of Environment, Government of Rajasthan Order dated 26 May 2016Rule/RegulationSolar PV power and wind Projects (that fall under the White Category) exempted from obtaining consent to establish and consent to operate but shall have to intimate the state board prior to commissioning.Order dated 26 May 2016
7Electricity Act 2003 Rule/RegulationThe Act consolidates laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity and generally for taking measures conducive to development of electricity industry, promoting competition therein, protecting interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, rationalization of electricity tariff, ensuring transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of efficient and environmentally benign policies, constitution of Central Electricity Authority, Regulatory Commissions and establishment of Appellate Tribunal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. IE Act 2003
8GERC (Forecasting, Scheduling, Deviation Settlement and Related Matters of Solar and Wind Generation Sources) Regulations, 2017Rule/RegulationThese regulations shall apply to all wind and solar generators connected to the State grid, including those connected via pooling stations, and selling generated power within or outside the State or consuming power generated for self-consumption.Gujarat Forecasting, Scheduling and DSM Rules