Energy | VOL. 9, ISSUE 57, November-December 2009

Electricity Regulation in India

Electricity comes under concurrent list of the Indian Constitution, with reforms and regulation falling under state territory. However, uneven distribution of electricity sources across states induced interstate trading of electricity. This required establishment of electricity grids at regional and national level for transmission of electricity between states or regions. Electricity reforms have their roots in the Electricity (Supply) Act 1948. At the beginning of the reform period and during the much of India’s history the sector was a government monopoly....

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