Seeking Comments of Stakeholders on Draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020

Last Date Jun 05,2020 23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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Ministry of Power has identified few key amendments in the Electricity Act 2003 to address immediate requirements of the electricity sector. Accordingly, draft proposal has been ...

Ministry of Power has identified few key amendments in the Electricity Act 2003 to address immediate requirements of the electricity sector. Accordingly, draft proposal has been circulated on 17.04.2020 in the form of draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill 2020 and stakeholders comments sought till 5th June 2020.

1. Establishment of Electricity Contract Enforcement Authority under retired Judge of the High Court for ensuring performance of the contract. The Authority shall have all the powers of a civil court including but limited to powers of attachment and sale of property, arrest and detention in prison and appointment of a receiver. This will ensure faster disposal of adjudicating matters regarding performance of obligations under a contract related to sale, purchase or transmission of electricity.

2. Determination of Cost reflective Tariff for ensuring viability of Electricity Distribution companies (Discoms). the Appropriate Commission to fix tariff for retail sale of electricity without accounting for subsidy; The subsidy, as declared and provided by the State Governments, will be given directly by the government to the consumers clearly reflecting in their bill;

3. Distribution sub licensees: Distribution Licensee may authorise another person, as a sub-license to supply electricity in any particular part of its area of supply, with the permission of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission. This will enable the sub licensee to serve the consumers with full responsibility and due diligence. The distribution licensee will now have the choice to opt for either sub-licensee model or franchisee model. This proposal will bring investment in the distribution sector, ensure regulatory oversight and protect the interests of consumers.

4. Establishment of adequate Payment Security Mechanism : Proposed to empower Load Dispatch Centres to oversee the establishment of adequate payment security mechanism before scheduling dispatch of electricity, as per contracts.

5. Strengthening of the Appellate Tribunal (APTEL): It is proposed to increase its strength of Members, apart from the Chairperson, to at least seven to facilitate quick disposal of cases; also to enhance the powers by assigning power equivalent to High Court under the provisions of the Contempt of Courts Act. With increased strength of members, now APTEL benches can also sit in a place other than Delhi as per the requirement of the case and for easy access to the state.

6. Proposal for Single Selection Committee for giving recommendations for appointments of chairperson and members in central as well as state regulatory commissions for uniformity in selection. The Selection Committee shall be headed by the Judge of Supreme Court .Appointments shall continue to be done by respective Governments.

7. National Renewable Energy Policy: It is proposed to have a separate policy for the development and promotion of generation of electricity from renewable sources of energy.

8. Hydro Power Purchase Obligations (HPO): a minimum percentage of purchase of electricity from hydro sources of energy is to be specified by the State Commissions. Hydro Power purchase Obligations shall be separate part of non solar based Renewable Purchase Obligations.

9. Enforcement of Renewable purchase obligations by levy penalties for non-fulfilment of obligation to buy electricity from renewable and/or hydro sources of energy.

10. Provisions related to Cross border trade in Electricity have been added to facilitate and develop trade in electricity with other countries.

Click here to read the draft bill.

Last date of submission is 5th June,2020.

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M V ABHAY 3 महीने 3 सप्ताह पहले

I read several comments about complexity of electricity bills. Also difficulty to relate per unit rates with bill amount as there are @ 70 to 80% other charges/taxes added to power consumption charges. My suggestion is on front page of the bill at top keep one white slot & print to be paid per unit charges (Total bill amount/no of units consume). Also on the same slot print consumer no. & BU no. which is required for digital payment registration. It should be in bold & easily readable.

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Vivek Dantkale 3 महीने 3 सप्ताह पहले

1. New Customers Register on Call Centre and pay online Rs. 50 to get Local Lineman within 24 hrs to make and submit Feasibility Cost/Extra Cost Report. If delayed the amount is refunded within 48 hrs yet Feasibility Cost/Extra Cost Report is submitted within 48 hrs.

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Akash Bhardwaj 3 महीने 3 सप्ताह पहले

Rooftop solar system should be subsidised for coming 5 years with a specific ending date. This time period will be sufficient for standardization of tarriff related to solar system equipments + this time limit will be driving force for people to install these systems. Jhuggis and multistorey buildings should be subsidised with customisation in these systems. One strong panelty should also be decided for Defaultor for not taking disadvantage of this tarrif plan.

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JAYASEKAR RAMAMOORTHY 3 महीने 3 सप्ताह पहले

HOW MSME SECTOR CONTRIBUTED IN OUR ECONOMIC STABILIZATION ?

LIKEWISE THE MICRO,SMALL AND MEDIUM FARMER'S ARE CONTRIBUTED AND CONTRIBUTING ALSO WILL CONTRIBUTE FOR OUR COUNTRY.

HENCE THE PLAN SHOULD HELP THEM THEY WILL HELP US IN THE FORM OF FOOD PRODUCTION.

WE CANNOT EXPECT THIS FROM A LARGE AND CORPORATE FARMERS.

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Pushpendra Kumar Sharma 3 महीने 3 सप्ताह पहले

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2- दूसरा कृषि कनेक्शन फ्री होने चाहिए। जिनके बिल मे शुरू मे अच्छी छूट होनी चाहिये, जिसे बाद में धीरे धीरे कम करनी चाहिए ।

3- बडे उधोगों ,कृषकों को कम्पलसरी रुप से सौर उर्जा लगाने पर जोर दिया जाना चाहिए ,जिस पर अधिकतम छूट का प्रावधान हो।

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