||The Electricity Laws (Amendment)
Act, 1991--Notification. Amends the Indian Electricity Act,
1910 and the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 by
allowed to establish generation projects of all types
investment & ownership allowed
New pricing structure
for sales to SEBs.
5 Year Tax holiday;
import duties slashed on power projects
||Intensive wooing of foreign investors
in US, Europe & Japan
projects given "fast-track" status.
from Central Government.
Bhadravati (Ispat), Jegurupadu (GVK), Vishakapatnam
(Hinduja), Ib Valley (AES), Neyveli (CMS),Mangalore
||World Bank Reform Model - First
Test Case Orissa
Electricity Reform Act passed
of Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission
into Orissa Power Generating Company (OPGC), Orissa
Hydel Power Corporation (OHPC) and Grid Corporation of Orissa
||Chief Ministers Conference: Common
Minimum Action Plan for Power:Recommend policy to create CERC
planning and other related functions to be delegated to SERCs.
against orders of SERCs to be in respective High Courts
determine retail tariffs, including wheeling charges etc., which
willensure a minimum overall 3% rate of return.
between categories of consumers may be allowed
bySERCs, but no sector to pay less than 50% of the average
cost of supply ( costof generation plus transmission and distribution).
Tariffs for agricultural sectornot to be less than Rs. 0.50
Kwh and to be brought to 50% of the average costin not more than
of SERCs to be mandatory, but financial implications
anydeviations made by State/UT Government, to be provide
for the explicitly inthe State budget.
Charges (FCA) to be automatically incorporated in the
of incentives and disincentives to encourage and facilitate the
implementation of tariff rationalisation by the States.
to allow maximum possible autonomy to the SEBs, which are
to berestructured and corporatised and run on commercial basis.
SEBs toprofessionalize their technical inventory manpower and
CEA Clearance exempted for projects under 1000MW but State govt
environment clearance required up to 250-500 MW
fuel policy -- naphtha allocations to IPPs
||- Mega-Power Policy : special incentives
for the construction and operation of hydro-electric
power plants of at least 500 MW and thermal plants
of at least 1,000 MW.
- The Electricity Laws (Amendment) Act, 1998 and Electricity
Regulatory Commissions Ordinance -- Notification.
Creation of Central
STUs to be set
up with government companies
of CERC and SERCs
of electricity tariffs,
efficient and environmentally benign policies
- Power Grid notified as Central Transmission Utility
- Haryana Electricity Reforms Act:
into Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd., a Trans Co.
(HVPNL) and Haryana Power Corporation Ltd.
Creation of HERC
owned distribution companies viz. Uttar Haryana Bijli
VitaranNigam Ltd. (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran
Nigam (DHBVNL) have been established.
co-operation grant of 15 million pounds available for
||- Andhra Pradesh Electricity Reforms
APSEB unbundled into Andhra Pradesh Generation Company Ltd.
Andhra Pradesh Transmission Company Ltd. (APTRANSCO
for transmission & distribution)
Creation of APERC
World Bank loan
of US $ 210 million under the APL
DFID's 28 million
pounds as technical co-operation grant.
assistance of Canadian $ 4 million.
- Karnataka Electricity Reforms Act
KEB and KPCL
transformed into new companies: Karnataka Power Transmission
Corporation Ltd. (KPTCL) and Visvesvaraya Vidyut Nigama Ltd.,
a GENCO, (VVNL)
Creation of KERC
KPTCL has carved
out five Regional Business Centres (RBC) for five identifiedzones.
Power Ministers' Conference and Electricity Bill 2000 (draft):
disaggregation of generation, transmission and distribution
with aview to creating independent profit centres and
and restructuring of the State Electricity Boards in accordancewith
the model, phasing and sequencing to be determined
by the respective StateGovernments
States to determine
the extent, nature and pace of privatisation.
(public sectorentities may continue if the States
find them sustainable);
to be separated as an independent function for creation
oftransmission highways that would enable viable public and
to the Indian Electricity Act, 1910 made in 1998 for facilitatingprivate
investment in transmission have been broadly retained
except that theprivate transmission companies would be regulated
by the RegulatoryCommissions and Transmission Centres
inst under the direction, supervision and control of the Central/State
of States to cheaper power from existing generating
stationsto remain undisturbed;
compulsory metering for enhancing accountability and viability;
State Electricity Regulatory Commissions to continue broadly
onthe lines of the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act,
Commissions enjoined to recognise in their functioning
theneed for equitable supply of electricity to rural areas
and to weaker sections;
to minimise theft and misuse.
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