Power regulators need to be more market-oriented: Secy


Power regulators need to be more market-oriented: Secy

Electricity sector regulators need to be market-oriented and stakeholder-friendly, a senior official has said, adding that the government is injecting competition in the distribution sector through carriage and content separation.

Once the carriage and content is separated in the distribution sector, consumers would be able to choose their power supplier as in the case of mobile telephone services. “The government is injecting competition in the power distribution sector through content and carriage reforms to make the supply of power consumer-friendly,” Power Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla said Wednesday.

He was addressing a workshop on ‘Ensuring Sustain ability of India’s Electricity Sector Through Tariff Reforms, Industry Involvement and Innovative Business Models’, organised by FICCI jointly with the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and PwC, a statement said. Read More

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