The Electricity Act `2003

An Act to consolidate the laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity and generally for taking measures conducive to development of electricity industry, promoting competition therein, protecting interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, rationalisation of electricity tariff, ensuring transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of efficient and environmentally benign policies, constitution of Central Electricity Authority, Regulatory Commissions and establishment of Appellate Tribunal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

List of Chapters & Sections

  1. PRELIMINARY

  2. NATIONAL ELECTRICITY POLICY AND PLAN

  3. GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY

  4. LICENSING

  5. Inter-State transmission

  6. Intra-State transmission

  7. Other provisions relating to transmission

  8. Provisions with respect to distribution licensees

  9. Provisions with respect to electricity traders

  10. Provisions with respect to supply generally

  11. Consumer protection: Standards of performance

  12. TARIFF

  13. Works of licensees

  14. Provisions relating to overhead lines

  15. Constitution and functions of Authority

  16. Certain powers and directions

  17. Constitution, powers and functions of Central Commission

  18. Constitution, powers and functions of State Commissions

  19. Appropriate Commission–Other provisions

  20. Proceedings and powers of Appropriate Commission

  21. Grants, Fund and Accounts, Audit and Report

  22. APPELLATE TRIBUNAL FOR ELECTRICITY

  23. INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT

  24. REORGANISATION OF BOARD

  25. OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

  26. SPECIAL COURTS

  27. Arbitration

  28. Protective clauses

  29. MISCELLANEOUS