Fire NOC Required for Buildings Over 15 Metres for Power in Delhi
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Fire NOC Required for Buildings Over 15 Metres for Power in Delhi

In response to the rising number of fire incidents during summer in the national capital, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has proposed that residential buildings over 15 metres high must obtain a no objection certificate from the fire safety department to receive an electricity connection. Additionally, DERC has suggested granting power distribution companies (discoms) the authority to disconnect electricity supply to buildings designated for demolition by civic agencies.

The DERC issued a notice proposing amendments to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Supply Code and Performance Standards) Regulations, 2017, under the authority of Section 57 and Section 181(2)(za) of the Electricity Act, 2003.

According to Regulation No 10(7) of the principal regulations, discoms may disconnect electricity supply if a demolition order for the premises is issued by a court, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), or any competent statutory authority. Regulation 10(8) further specifies that electricity connections will not be provided to dwelling units above 15 metres in height without stilt parking, or above 17.5 metres with stilt parking, unless a fire clearance certificate from the competent authority is obtained and presented upon request by the discom.

DERC has published the draft Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Supply Code and Performance Standards) (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2024, inviting suggestions and objections from stakeholders, including the general public.

In response to the rising number of fire incidents during summer in the national capital, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has proposed that residential buildings over 15 metres high must obtain a no objection certificate from the fire safety department to receive an electricity connection. Additionally, DERC has suggested granting power distribution companies (discoms) the authority to disconnect electricity supply to buildings designated for demolition by civic agencies. The DERC issued a notice proposing amendments to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Supply Code and Performance Standards) Regulations, 2017, under the authority of Section 57 and Section 181(2)(za) of the Electricity Act, 2003. According to Regulation No 10(7) of the principal regulations, discoms may disconnect electricity supply if a demolition order for the premises is issued by a court, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), or any competent statutory authority. Regulation 10(8) further specifies that electricity connections will not be provided to dwelling units above 15 metres in height without stilt parking, or above 17.5 metres with stilt parking, unless a fire clearance certificate from the competent authority is obtained and presented upon request by the discom. DERC has published the draft Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Supply Code and Performance Standards) (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2024, inviting suggestions and objections from stakeholders, including the general public.

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