INDIAN ELECTRICITY RULES 2012 PDF
1 An Act to amend the law relating to the supply and use of electrical energy. inserted by section 5 of the Indian Electricity (Amendment) Act, (Act No. Electricity Act, (2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. (3). It shall come into force on such date as the. Main Features of Electricity Act, Electricity (Amendment) Act, for Encouraging Competition in Development of Transmission Projects- amendment dated May 2, The above documents are available in PDF format. Please.
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PDF | The Electricity Act was a landmark Act which promised to remove the maladies which afflict reforming the power sector of India (Chatterjee, ). The Indian Electricity Rules - Free download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. THE INDIAN ELECTRICITY RULES, CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. PRELIMINARY. 1. Short title and commencement. 2. Definitions. 3. Authorisation.
Toggle navigation. In force from January 27, Electricity Amendment Act, Main Features of Electricity Act, Electricity Act, In force from June 10, Electricity Amendment Act, Revised Tariff Policy Dated 28 Jan Model Bidding Documents for procurment of peaking power for medium term Issued on 29th January, Guidelines for Procurement of Peaking Power for medium term dated 24th Feburary, Notified on 9th November, The state governments are required to unbundle State Electricity Boards.
However they may continue with them as distribution licensees and state transmission utilities.
Metering of electricity supplied made mandatory. Provisions related to thefts of electricity made more stringent. Trading as a distinct activity recognised with the safeguard of Regulatory commissions being authorised to fix ceiling on trading margins.
For rural and remote areas, stand-alone system for generation and distribution is permitted.
Thrust to complete rural electrification and provide for management of rural distribution by panchayat, cooperative societies, NGOs, franchisees etc.
Preparation of technical standards for construction of electrical plants, electric lines and connectivity to the grid is the responsibility of CEA as per section 73 b of the Electricity Act, This implies that generating stations need not follow compulsory the CEA technical standards specified for construction of electrical plants and electric lines.
Left Parties Opposition[ edit ] Left parties opposed the clauses related to competition in electricity market such as unbundling of Electricity Boards and open access and also had strong objection regarding elimination of cross subsidies. UPA government , in its first tenure agreed for some of the amendments and according clause regarding cross subsidies are amended.
In its second tenure, UPA government published a draft amendment of The Electricity Act with the main intension of separation of retail sale of electricity from distribution business. Amendments[ edit ] Several amendments were made after in the Act.
The Electricity Act, 2003
The amendments proposed during is to make major changes. The important provision is to introduce electricity supply companies who will not own electric lines.
The Government says it would attract competition and therefore will cause reduction in price. But those oppose these amendments say that in Indian situation competition can not bring down the cost.
Some electricity finance experts are of the opinion that it will weaken the public sector discoms and can damage power sector industry in the country.
Electricity is listed in the concurrent list entry 38 of list III. The traditional and unscientific demarcation of the country into five regions north, south, east, west and north east regions without giving any valid justification and applying one set of rules for intra region and different set of rules for inter regions in sharing electricity transmission system and transmission losses, etc.
Acts and Rules
Without the public interest , Constitution does not recognise different set of rules applicable for a group of states except ratified by each of the concerned state under Article of the constitution. The concept of dividing the country in to regions by clubbing few states, emerged in seventies to envisage pit head super thermal power stations nearer to coal mines and to supply the generated power to far flung areas by high voltage transmission lines. In last forty years, electricity sector in India has grown many folds and the present power consumption in many big states has exceeded the regional level power consumption at that time.
Moreover, the electricity generation from other sources such as natural gas, hydro, nuclear, wind, solar, imported coal, etc.
The concept of regions is no more useful by treating the states in a region at par and outside the region differently.Figure 4- Per Capita Electricity Consumption in Various Countries during the year The power system has high peak demand shortages Figure 5 , which is a serious deterrent to sustained industrial and commercial activity.
In its second tenure, UPA government published a draft amendment of The Electricity Act with the main intension of separation of retail sale of electricity from distribution business.
This implies that generating stations need not follow compulsory the CEA technical standards specified for construction of electrical plants and electric lines.
Policies and Publications
Yogesh Kumar. Without the public interest , Constitution does not recognise different set of rules applicable for a group of states except ratified by each of the concerned state under Article of the constitution. Guidelines for Procurement of Peaking Power for medium term dated 24th Feburary, Currently, the electricity distribution segment is mostly owned by state discoms.
Majority of the private generation capacity is in the form of captive power generation plants, which are owned by large consumers of electricity for their own consumption.
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