May, , and is hereby published for general information: .. (58) “repealed laws” means the Indian Electricity Act, , the Electricity. Main Features of Electricity Act, Electricity (Amendment) Act, In force from January 27 The above documents are available in PDF format. Please. The Electricity Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to transform the power . raudone.info; ^ "The Electricity Act, " (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September
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PDF | The Electricity Act was a landmark Act which promised to remove the maladies which afflict the Indian Power Sector and that too at a time when the. This section of Prayas web-site is an effort to enhance public awareness about evolving power sector policy in India. Electricity Act (called E-Act), enacted . Government of India moved certain amendments. The Electricity Bill, along with these amendments, was passed by Lok Sabha on 9th April, The Bill.
Electricity generation has been made a non-licensed activity and the techno-economic clearance from the Central Electricity Authority CEA has been done away with for any power plant, except for hydro-electric power stations above a certain amount of capital investment.
This has been provided in section 7 and 8 of the Electricity Act The generators can sell electricity to any licensees or where allowed by the state regulatory commissions, to consumers directly. Distribution[ edit ] The Act licenses distribution in rural areas and brings in a licensing regime for distribution in urban areas.
However, as per the Act, only 16 states in India have notified what constitutes as rural areas and therefore the rural distribution is yet to be freed up in nearly one third of the country. Key features[ edit ] The main features of the act are as follows: Generation is being de-licensed and captive generation freely permitted, i.
Note: Hydro-projects, however, need concurrence from the Central Electricity Authority.
No person shall b distribute electricity; or c undertake trading in electricity, unless he is authorised to do so by a licence issued, exceptions are informed by authorised commissions through notifications. Central Government may, make region-wise demarcation of the country, and, from time to time, make such modifications therein as it may consider necessary for the efficient, economical and integrated transmission and supply of electricity, and in particular to facilitate voluntary inter-connections and co-ordination of facilities for the inter-State, regional and inter-regional generation and transmission of electricity.
Transmission utility at the central and state level to be a government company with responsibility of planned and coordinated development of transmission network. Open access in transmission with provision for surcharge for taking care of current level of cross-subsidy, with the surcharge being gradually phased out.
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 amendments proposed during is to make major changes.
Search form. 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, Notified on 21st september, As Revised on Bidding Guidelines for Procurement of Power.An act to consolidate the laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity for taking measures conducive to development of electricity industry, promoting competition therein, protecting interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, rationalisation of electricity tariff, ensuring transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of efficient and environmentally benign policies, constitution of Central Electricity Authority Regulatory Commissions and establishments of Appellate Tribunal for matters therewith or incident thereto.
In force from June 15, This implies that generating stations need not follow compulsory the CEA technical standards specified for construction of electrical plants and electric lines.
This has been provided in section 7 and 8 of the Electricity Act The generation, distribution and transmission were carried out mainly by the State Electricity Boards in various States. Rural Electrification Policy.
Amendments[ edit ] Several amendments were made after in the Act. Amendment to Competitive Bidding Guidelines. 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.
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