01 Feb 2019|Jaipur | Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur

Guest Lecture on "Energy as an Emerging Law and Basic Infrastructure for the Industrial Health of the Country"

In this Guest lecture Electricity Act, 2003 was discussed in detail. It was highlighted in the lecture that there are three stages of electricity and i.e. of manufacturing, transmission and distribution. It was highlighted during the lecture that there are three types of licensees such as production licensee, transmission licensee and distribution licensee. It was also highlighted that in order to provide 24 hours electricity to consumers a day is divided in 90 slots and each slot is of 15 minutes. Meaning of grid system along with its importance was also discussed in detail during the lecture. Inter- state and Intra-state distribution is handled by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission while the power distribution system is dealt by RERC. There are three operation systems i.e. National Load Distribution Commission, Regional Load Distribution Commission, State Load Distribution Commission. Very succinctly the difference was highlighted between consumer and customer. It was also discussed that it is the CERC, State Government and RERC who has the power to frame regulations regarding energy laws. Concept of grievance redressal and adjudication by State Electricity Ombudsman, State Electricity Regulatory Commission in a state and Electricity Appellate Tribunal in New Delhi was also informed to students.

Besides explaining the provisions of Electricity Act, 2003 the students were made aware of the nature of dispute which arises under the said Act amongst consumer, customer, distributor and transmitter. It was also highlighted that the students who wish to practice in the area of Energy Law should also enhance their technical knowledge of physics and electricity related terminology.