An analysis of share and purchase of power from central electricity projects by Tamilnadu electricity board
Author(s): Kotteshwari M
Abstract: The Electricity Regulatory Commissions (ERC) Act, 1998 was enacted with the objective of distancing Government from the tariff regulation. The Act provided for Electricity Regulatory Commissions at the Centre and the States for rationalization of electricity tariff, transparent policies regarding subsidies etc. The ERC Act, 1998 has since been replaced by the Electricity Act, 2003. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) created under the provisions of ERC Act, 1998 has been recognized as the CERC under the Electricity Act, 2003. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is a public sector enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. The company was registered as a public limited company under the companies Act, 1956 in September 1987 with the objective of operating the atomic power stations and implementing the atomic power projects for generation electricity in pursuance of the schemes and programme of the Government of India under Atomic Energy Act, 1962.The Mission of the Company is ‘To develop nuclear power technology and to produce nuclear power as a safe, environmentally benign and economically viable source of electrical energy to meet the increasing electricity needs of the country.’ This paper tries to study the share and purchase of power from central electricity board as well as from private sector and from other states by T.N.E.B.
Fig.: TOTAL PURCHASE (nuclear power purchase, thermal power purchase, Private Purchase, Purchase from other States )