Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019.

NOTIFICATION issued by Central Electricity Authority in India -issued in FEB2019 on Harmonics mitigation and ensuring Power quality maintenance by both Distribution Licensee and Bulk Consumers

Voltage and Current Harmonics. - (i) The limits of voltage harmonics by the distribution licensee in its electricity system, the limits of injection of current harmonics by bulk consumers, point of harmonic measurement, i.e., point of common coupling, method of harmonic measurement and other related matters, shall be in accordance with the IEEE 519-2014 standards, as amended from time to time;

(iv) The bulk consumer shall install power quality meter and share the recorded data thereof with the distribution licensee with such periodicity as may be specified by the appropriate Electricity Regulatory Commission:

Provided that the existing bulk consumer shall comply with this provision within twelve months from the date of commencement of the Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018.

(v) In addition to harmonics, periodic measurement of other power quality parameters such as voltage sag, swell, flicker, disruptions shall be done as per relevant International Electrotechnical Commission Standards by the distribution licensee and the reports thereof shall be shared with the consumer.

(vi) The distribution licensee shall install power quality meters in a phased manner within three years from the date of commencement of the Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 covering at least 33% of the 33 kV substations each year.”

IS 17036-2018 -Power Quality standards released in India

Indian standards has released a standard on Power quality  -IS 17036-2018 Distribution System Supply Voltage Quality - It is a far -reaching measure in improving the Power quality in India .It fixes responsibility on both the suppliers of Power and consumers --Power quality get severely affected with introduction of Variable frequency drives,LED lights,Arc Furnaces etc., Power quality issues Harmonics ,Flickering ,Transients ,Voltage sag/swell affects the reliable functioning of electrical switchgear and Electronics 

 

Visited Dubai in First week of March 2019  and gave demo of following tools to key customers such as Al Futtaim ,KONE , AG MELCO ,OEC etc.,

  • PMT USA -Escalator Vibration,Step/Skirt gap measurement tool 

  • Rope tension gauge EQUATOR -Drucegrove, UK

  • Pinch Force measurement system for Elevator doors -FM3OO -DriveTest,Germany

Customers showed lot of interest as these tools will help them to ensure safety of users and adherence to International standards such EN115 ,EN81 etc.,

Site-demo Rope tension gauge -EQUATOR -from Drucegrove,UK