Web Exclusive | October 2012
Spar over anti-competition rules in power sector
In the matter of keeping a tab on anti-competitive practices in the domestic power sector differences have cropped up between the electricity regulator CERC and the Competition Commission.
The issue relates to the draft regulations for prevention of adverse effect on competition in the power sector issued by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in August. Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) is concerned about CERC issuing such norms.
A CCI official said all matters related to competition come under it. Meanwhile, a CERC official said the draft norms were prepared on the basis of Electricity Act 2003, that allows CERC to look at anti-competitive issues in the power sector.
If there are differences, both entities would discuss and find a solution, the official added.