The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the States of Manipur and Mizoram (JERC) was constituted by the Central Government under the provisions of Sub-section (5) of Section 83 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003) vide Govt. of India F. No. 23/3/2002-R and R dated 18th January, 2005 notified in the Gazette of India, extraordinary dated 18th January, 2005. The JERC (M and M) is a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable and to contract and shall by the said name, sue and be sued. In addition, the Joint Commission is a quasi-judicial body.
Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission was established in the state of Jharkhand under provisions of Electricity Regulatory Commission Act 1998 (now Electricity Act, 2003) for regulating this sector Office of JSERC is in Ranchi.
The Government of Karnataka has enacted the Karnataka Electricity Reform Act 1999 and has set up the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission. KERC has been set up as an autonomous body corporate. It consists of three members, one of whom is nominated as the Chairman and the Chief Executive of the Commission. The Commission has the exclusive power to make regulations for the conduct of its proceedings and discharge of its functions.
The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission was constituted on 12th November, 1998 under provisions of Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998. The Commission has come under the purview of the Electricity Act, 2003, as the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998 has since been repealed. GERC has the mandate to regulate the Electricity Sector in the state of Gujarat in a transparent, effective and efficient manner so as to safeguard the interests of consumers. The Commission has introduced a system of regular interactions with the stakeholders in the Electricity Sector through meetings of the State Advisory Committee, the Co-ordination Forum of all the power utilities in the State, and the Consumer Grievance Redressal Forums, to address the issues relating to consumers as well as the electricity supply industry. GERC has been taking effective steps in promoting renewable sources of energy.
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 Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission was established on 2nd January, 2000 under the ERC Act, 1998. Consequent upon coming into existence of the Electricity Act, 2003 w.e.f. 10.6.2003, the Commission is poised to play a more effective role in the development of energy sector. The Commission is under the process of its revamping after consultation with the Government.
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.