Government of India Partners

Ministry Of Power (MOP): The Ministry of Power is primarily responsible for the development of electrical energy in the country. The Ministry is concerned with perspective planning, policy formulation, processing of projects for investment decision, monitoring of the implementation of power projects, training and manpower development and the administration and enactment of legislation in regard to thermal, hydro power generation, transmission and distribution. The Ministry of Power is responsible for the Administration of the Electricity Act, 2003, the Energy Conservation Act , 2001 and to undertake such amendments to these Acts, as may be necessary from time to time, in conformity with the Government’s policy objectives. For additional information, please access www.powermin.nic.in/.


Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO): Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. POSOCO operates the Five Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDC) and the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC). For additional information, please access www.posoco.in.


Central Electricity Authority (CEA): Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is an organization originally constituted under Section 3(1) of the repealed Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948, since substituted by Section 70 of the Electricity Act, 2003. It was established as a part-time body in 1951 and made a full-time body in 1975. The functions and duties of CEA are delineated under Section 73 of the Electricity Act, 2003. For additional information, please access www.cea.nic.in/index.html.


Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC): Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, a key regulator of power sector in India, is a statutory body functioning with quasi-judicial status under sec – 76 of the Electricity Act 2003. The Electricity Act, 2003 has entrusted on CERC several other responsibilities in addition to the tariff fixation powers. These include the powers to grant license for inter-State transmission, inter-State trading and consequently to amend, suspend and revoke the license, the powers to regulate the licensees by setting performance standards and ensuring their compliance etc For additional information, please access www.cercind.gov.in/.