Functions of DERC

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission was constituted by Govt. of NCT of Delhi vide Notification No.F.11(28)/98-EB/341 dt. 3-3-99 for discharge of the following functions :

to determine the tariff for electricity, wholesale bulk, grid or retail, as the case maybe, in the manner provided in section 29 of the Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998;

to determine the tariff payable for the use of the transmission facilities in the manner provided in section 29 of the Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998;

to regulate power purchase and procurement process of the transmission utilities and distribution utilities including the price at which the power shall be procured from the generating companies, generating stations or from other sources for transmission, sale, distribution and supply in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

to promote competition, efficiency and economy in the activities of the electricity industry to achieve the objects and purposes of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998.

Subsequently the Govt. of NCT of Delhi notified the Delhi Electricity Reform Act 2000 deemed to be inforce from 3rd day of November 2000.

The Delhi Electricity Reform Act provides that the Commission established and constituted under section 17 of the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act 1998 shall be the first Commission for the purposes of this Act also.

Under this Act the following functions have been assigned to the Commission.

 

to determine the tariff for electricity, wholesale bulk, grid or retail, as the case maybe;

 

to determine the tariff payable for the use of the transmission facilities;

 

to regulate power purchase and procurement process of the licensees and transmission utilities including the price at which the power shall be procured from the generating companies, generating stations or from other sources for transmission, sale, distribution and supply in the National Capital Territory of Delhi;

 

to promote competition, efficiency and economy in the activities of the electricity industry to achieve the objects and purposes of this Act;

 

to aid and advise the Government in matters concerning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in the National Capital Territory of Delhi;

 

to regulate the operation of the power system within the National Capital Territory of Delhi;

 

to set standards for the electricity industry in the National Capital Territory of Delhi including standards related to quality, continuity and reliability of service;

 

to promote competitiveness and make avenues for participation of private sector in the electricity industry in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and also to ensure a fair deal to the customers;

 

to aid and advise the Government in the formulation of its power policy;

 

to collect and publish data and forecasts on the demand for, and use of, electricity in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and to require the licensees to collect and publish such data;

 

to regulate the assets, properties and interest in properties concerned or related to the electricity industry in the National Capital Territory of Delhi including the conditions governing entry into and exit from the electricity industry in such manner as to safeguard the public interest;

 

to issue licenses for transmission, bulk supply, distribution or supply of electricity and determine the conditions to be included in the licenses;

 

to regulate the working of the licensees and other persons authorised or permitted to engage in the electricity industry in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and to promote their working in an efficient, economical and equitable manner;

 

to require licensees to formulate prospective plans and schemes in coordination with others for the promotion of generation, transmission, distribution, supply and utilization of electricity, quality of service and to devise proper power purchase and procurement process;

 

to adjudicate upon the disputes and differences between the licensees and/or transmission utilities and to refer the matter for arbitration;

 

to aid and advise the Government on any other matter referred to the Commission by the Government;