Governing Bodies

Ministry of Power

  • The Ministry of Power is mainly responsible for evolving general policy in the field of energy. The main items of work dealt with by the Ministry of Power are as below :
  • General Policy in the electric power sector and issues relating to energy policy and coordination thereof. (Details of short, medium and long-term policies in terms of formulation, acceptance, implementation and review of such policies, cutting across sectors, fuels, regions and intra country and inter country flows);
  • All matters relating to hydro-electric power (except small/mini/micro hydel projects of and below 25 MW capacity) and thermal power and transmission & distribution system network;
  • Research, development and technical assistance relating to hydro-electric and thermal power, transmission system network and distribution systems in the States/UTs;
  • Administration of the Electricity Act, 2003, ( 36 of 2003) , the Energy Conservation Act , 2001 (52 of 2001 ), the Damodar Valley Corporation Act,1948 ( 14 of 1948) and Bhakra Beas Management Board as provided in the Punjab Reorganisation Act,1966 (31 of 1966 ).
  • All matters relating to Central Electricity Authority, Central Electricity Board and Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Rural Electrification
  • Power schemes and issues relating to power supply/development schemes/ programmes/decentralized and distributed generation in the States and Union Territories

Matters relating to the following Undertakings/Organizations:

  • The Damodar Valley Corporation
  • The Bhakra Beas Management Board (except matters relating to irrigation)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited;
  • National Hydro-electric Power Corporation Limited
  • Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
  • North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
  • Power Finance Corporation Limited
  • Tehri Hydro Development Corporation
  • Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd.
  • Central Power Research Institute
  • National Power Training Institute
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency
  • All matters concerning energy conservation and energy efficiency pertaining to Power Sector

Source : MOP

Central Electricity Authority

  • Advise the Central Government on the matters relating to the national electricity policy, formulate short-term and perspective plans for development of the electricity system and coordinate the activities of the planning agencies for the optimal utilization of resources to subserve the interests of the national economy and to provide reliable and affordable electricity to all consumers
  • Specify the technical standards for construction of electrical plants, electric lines and connectivity to the grid
  • Specify the safety requirements for construction, operation and maintenance of electrical plants and electric lines
  • Specify the Grid Standards for operation and maintenance of transmission lines
  • Specify the conditions for installation of meters for transmission and supply of electricity
  • Promote and assist in the timely completion of schemes and projects for improving and augmenting the electricity system
  • Promote measures for advancing the skills of persons engaged in electricity industry
  • Advise Central Government on any matter on which its advice is sought or make recommendation to that Government on any matter if, in the opinion of the Authority, the recommendation would help in improving the generation, transmission, trading, distribution and utilization of electricity
  • Collect and record the data concerning the generation, transmission, trading, distribution and utilization of electricity and carry out studies relating to cost, efficiency, competitiveness and such like matters
  • Make public from time to time the information secured under this Act, and provide for the publication of reports and investigations
  • Promote research in matters affecting the generation, transmission, distribution and trading of electricity
  • Carry out, or cause to be carried out, any investigation for the purpose of generating or transmitting or distributing electricity
  • Advise any State Government, licensees or the generating companies on such matters which shall enable them to operate and maintain the electricity system under their ownership or control in an improved manner and where necessary, in coordination with any other Government, licensee or the generating company owning or having the control of another electricity system
  • Advise the Appropriate Government and the Appropriate Commission on all technical matters relating to generation, transmission and distribution of electricity
  • Discharge such other functions as may be provided under this Act.

Source: CEA

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