of the Commission under Act 14 of 1998
The Commission was required to discharge
the functions as given under Section 22(1) of the Electricity
Regulatory Commission Act, 1998, No. 14 of 1998:
to determine the tariff for electricity, wholesale, bulk, grid or
retail, as the case may be, in the manner provided in Section 29.
to determine the tariff payable for the use of transmission facilities
in the manner provided in Section 29.
to regulate power purchase and procurement process of the transmission
utilities and distribution utilities including the price at which
the power shall be procured from the generating companies, generating
stations or from other sources for transmission, sale, distribution
and supply in the State.
to promote competition, efficiency and economy in the activities
of the electricity industry to achieve the objects and purposes
of this Act.
to issue transmission licence
under the Electricity Law Amendment Act, 1998 (sec. 27D I.E. Act,
1910 as amended).
to adjudicate upon the disputes and differences between the licensees
and utilities and to refer the matter for arbitration under Section
22(2)(n) of the Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998 (vide
notification No: 46-Power/III dated 28.2.2001)
to aid and advise the State Government on any other matter referred
to the State Commission by such Government, under section 22 (p)
of the ERC Act, 1998.
of the Commission under act 36 of 2003
Commission is to discharge the functions as given under section
86 of The Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003).
The State Commission shall discharge the following functions, namely:-
determine the tariff for generation, supply, transmission and wheeling
of electricity, wholesale,bulk or retail, as the case may be, within
the State: Provided
that where open access has been permitted to a category of consumers
under section 42, the State commission shall determine only the
wheeling charges and surcharge thereon, if any, for the said
category of consumers:
regulate electricity purchase and procurement process of distribution
licensees including the price at which electricity shall be procured
from the generating companies or licensees or from other sources
through agreements to purchase of power for distribution and supply
within the State;
facilitate intra-State transmission and wheeling of electricity;
issue licences to persons seeking to act as transmission licensees,
distribution licensees and electricity
traders with respect to their operations within the State;
promote cogeneration and generation of electricity from renewable
sources of energy by providing suitable measures for connectivity
with the grid and sale of electricity to any person,and also specify,
for purchase of electricity from such sources, a percentage of the
total consumption of electricity in the area of distribution
adjudicate upon the disputes between the licensees and generating
companies and to refer any dispute
levy fee for the purposes of this Act;
specify State Grid Code consistent with the Grid Code specified
under clause (h) of sub-section (1) of section 79;
specify or enforce standards with respect to quality, continuity
and reliability of service by licensees;
fix the trading margin in the intra-State trading of electricity,
if considered, necessary; and
discharge such other functions as may be assigned to it under this
The State Commission shall advise the State Government on all or
any of the following matters, namely:-
promotion of competition, efficiency and economy in activities of
the electricity industry;
promotion of investment in electricity industry;
reorganization and restructuring of electricity industry in the
matters concerning generation, transmission, distribution and trading
of electricity or any other matter
referred to the State Commission by that Government.
The State Commission shall ensure transparency while exercising
its powers and discharging its functions.
(4) In discharge of its functions, the State Commission shall be
guided by the National Electricity Policy, National
Electricity Plan and tariff policy published under section 3.