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What are the objectives and functions of KERC?

The primary objective of KERC is to regulate the power sector in the state of Karnataka.  The other functions/objectives include the following:


To determine the tariff for generation, supply, transmission and wheeling of electricity, wholesale, bulk or retail, as the case may be, within the State.

Regulate electricity purchase and procurement process of distribution licensees including the price at which electricity shall be procured from the generating companies or licensees or from other sources

Facilitate intra-transmission and wheeling charges

Issue licenses to persons seeking to act as transmission licensees, distribution licensees and electricity traders

Promote cogeneration and generation of electricity from renewable sources of energy 

Adjudicate upon the disputes between the licensees and generating companies

Levy fee for the purposes of the Electricity Act 2003

Specify State Grid Code

Specify or enforce standards with respect to quality, continuity and reliability of service by licensees