The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission was constituted under the provisions of Subsection (1) of Section 17 of the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998. With effect from 10th June, 2003, the Commission has come under the purview of the Electricity Act, 2003, as the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998 has since been repealed.
Keeping the restructuring of the power sector in mind, the government of Uttar Pradesh has enacted the U. P. Electricity Reform Act 1999 and has set up the U. P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPER), as an autonomous body corporate. It consists of three members, one of whom is nominated as the Chairman of the Commission. With its headquarters in Lucknow, the Commission is entitled to conduct its proceedings, consultations and hearings in other places in the state also. The Commission has the exclusive power to make regulations for the conduct of its proceedings and discharge of its functions. The Commission is vested with the same powers as that of a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure 1908 (Central Act 5 of 1908) for obtaining information and evidence.
Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission was constituted on 31.03.1999 under the A.P. Electricity reform Act, 1998. Since its inception, the APERC has taken several initiatives to improve the functionality of the power sector in the state of AP to make it viable and more importantly to protect the interests of the consumers.
The Nagaland Electricity Regulatory Commission was established under the provisions of Section 82 of the Electricity Act, 2003 as a One Member Commission to be known as Nagaland Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) effective from the date of joining of office of the first Member. Er. S.I. Longkumer who was appointed as Chairman-cum-Member of the NERC was declared to be the first Member of the Commission and he shall also be its first Chairperson. The Commission was established on 4th March, 2008.
The CSERC perceives its role as not only that of a regulator but also a promoter of power sector in the new State of Chhattisgarh. It shall be the CSERC endeavor to create necessary conditions for the growth of power sector in the State through increased investment in this sector, by assuring the electricity industry a reasonable return and by providing an open competitive environment, so that the potential of this State of being a power hub of the country is realized.
The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission was constituted by Government of Uttarakhand, vide Notification 03/9-3- URJA/2002 dated 1st January, 2002 under the Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998. The broad objectives of the Electricity Act, 2003 as incorporated in its preamble is 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, protecting interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas.
Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission was established as a single member commission on February, 2001 as per provisions of Electricity Regulatory Commission Act 1998. To determine the tariff for electricity whole sale,Bulk,Grid or retail as the case may be in the manner prescribed in the Act.