24 Sep :Section 10 of the Electricity Act, requires that every generating companies shall submit technical details regard its generating stations to the Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Central Electricity Authority. The generating company is also required to co-ordinate with the Central Transmission Utility or the State Transmission Utility, as the case may be, for transmission of the electricity generated by it.
To facilitate implementation of the statutory provisions, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, in its order dated 4th June, 2008 had required the generating companies to furnish the technical details in a notified format at least three years prior to the projected date of commissioning of first unit of the generating station.
To begin with, all the generating companies were required to submit the first report latest by 31st July, 2008 and thereafter update information every year in the month of April. So far, 11 generating companies including NHDC, Coastal Gujarat Power Gen.P.Ltd., DVC, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited, NTPC Limited, NLC, Torrent Power, Tata Power Trading Ltd., NEEPCO, Essar Power Limited, and NHPC have submitted the technical details.
The Commission has also decided to create a Regulatory Information Management System to maintain the data base of various information being collected from generating companies, transmission licensees, trading licenses and the power exchanges.