Regulatory Framework

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780198082279
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199082063 | DOI:
Regulatory Framework

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This chapter traces the evolution of independent regulation in the electricity sector in India. It summarizes the legal provision regarding the Regulatory Commissions, explains the roles of the Regulatory Commissions at the Centre and in the states and also of the Forum of Regulators (FOR) constituted for harmonization of the regulatory approach in the sector. While explaining the vision behind creation of Regulatory Commissions, a critique has been presented highlighting achievements and shortfalls of the electricity regulatory system in the country. The authors have thereafter drawn on their experience and suggested a way forward and the steps need to be taken to bridge the gap between the vision, expectation, and reality.

Keywords: India; electricity sector; Regulatory Commission; Forum of Regulators; electricity regulatory system; Central Electricity Regulatory Commission; State Electricity Regulatory Commission

Chapter.  5531 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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