Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Operation of Parallel Licensees) Regulations, 2019

Feb 21, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) on February 21, 2019, has published the Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Operation of Parallel Licensees) Regulations, 2019, in order to promote competition, enable efficient use of network infrastructure in common areas and also to provide more choice to the consumers.

Scope and Extent of Application:

Ø  The scope and extent of the regulation is for the areas in Jharkhand wherein more than one Distribution Licensees are present.

Ø  The Commission through this regulations aims to enable the Consumer, in those areas, to avail electricity from any of the Distribution licensees as per the choice of the Consumer. This will also foster competition and may improve the utilisation of the existing assets.

Ø  Each Distribution Licensee operating in the common area has the universal service obligation to provide electricity supply to the Consumer. 

Ø  In cases where distribution system of one Distribution Licensee already exists, the other Distribution Licensee may provide electricity to Consumers by using the wires of the other licensee on payment of wheeling charges to the Licensee whose wire is being used. This Regulation in no way intends to stop the other Licensee from extending network for enhancement of reliability and load growth in the common area of operation.

These Regulations will extend to the whole state of Jharkhand and it will come into force on February 26, 2019.

[Notification No.  66]


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