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THE INDIAN ELECTRICITY ACT, 1910

Title : THE INDIAN ELECTRICITY ACT, 1910

Year : 1910



Notwithstanding anything in this Act, the State Government may, by order in writing, and subject to such conditions and restrictions, if any, as it thinks fit to impose, authorise any licensee to supply energy to any person outside the area of supply, and to lay down or place electric supply-lines for that purpose:

Provided, first, that no such authority shall be conferred on the licensee within the area of supply of another licensee without that licensee's consent, unless the State Government considers that his consent has been unreasonably withheld:

Provided, secondly, that such authority shall not be conferred unless the person to whom the supply is to be given has entered into a specific agreement with the licensee for the taking of such supply:

Provided, thirdly, that a licensee on whom such authority has been conferred shall not be deemed to be empowered outside the area of supply to open or break up any street, or any sewer, drain or tunnel in or under any street, railway or tramway; or to interfere with any telegraph-line, without the written consent of the local authority or person by whom such street, sewer, drain or tunnel is repairable, or of the telegraph-authority, as the case may be, 1*[unless the State Government, after such inquiry as it thinks fit, considers that such consent has been unreasonably withheld]:

Provided, fourthly, that save as aforesaid, the provisions of this Act shall apply in the case of any supply authorised under this section as if the said supply were made within the area of supply.

27A - Central Transmission Utility

(1) The Central Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify any Government company as the Central Transmission Utility.

(2) The Functions of the Central Transmission Utility shall be to-

(a) Undertake transmission of energy through inter-State transmission system;

(b) Discharge all functions of planning and co-ordination relating to inter-State transmission system with-

(i) State Transmission Utilities;

(ii) Central Government;

(iii) State Governments;

(iv) Generating companies;

(v) Regional Electricity Boards;

(vi) Authority;

(vii) Licensees;

(viii) Transmission licensees;

(ix) Any other person notified by the Central Government in this behalf.

(3) The Central Transmission Utility shall exercise supervision and control over the inter-State transmission system.

27B - State Transmission Utility

(1) The State Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the State Electricity Board or any Government company as the State Transmission Utility.

(2) The functions of the State Transmission Utility shall be to-

(a) Undertake transmission of energy through intra-State transmission system;

(b) Discharge all functions of planning and co-ordination relating to intra-State transmission system with-

(i) Central Transmission Utility;

(ii) State Governments;

(iii) Generating companies;

(iv) Regional Electricity Boards;

(v) Authority;

(vi) Licensees;

(vii) Transmission licensees;

(viii) Any other person notified by the State Government in this behalf.

(3) The state Transmission Utility shall exercise supervision and control over the intra-state transmission system.

(4) The State Transmission Utility shall comply with and ensure compliance by others in that State of me directions which the Central Transmission Utility may give from time to time in connection with the integrated grid operations and operation of the power system or otherwise in regard to matters which affect the operation of the inter-State transmission system.

27C - Grant of transmission license by the Central Government

(1) Until the Central Commission is established, the Central Government and thereafter the Central Commission may, subject to the provisions of sub-section (4), grant a transmission license to any person.

(2) A transmission license granted under sub-section (1) may authorise the transmis¬sion licensee to construct, maintain and operate any inter-State transmission system under the direction, control and supervision of the Central Transmission Utility.

(3) Every application under sub-section (1) shall be-

(a) Subject to such terms and conditions;

(b) In such form; and

(c) Accompanied by such fees,as may he notified by the Central Government or by the Central Commission, as the case may be, in this behalf.

(4) No application shall be entertained under sub-section (1)unless the applicant has obtained the approval of the Central Transmission Utility in such manner as may be notified by the Central Government or by the Central Commission, as the case may be, in this behalf.

(5) Until the Central Commission is established, the Central Government and thereafter the Central Commission in the case of inter-state transmission system may, if it considers necessary in public interest, by order subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in that order, grant exemption to any person obtaining a transmission license under this section.

27D - Grant of transmission license by the State Government

(1) Until the State Commission is established, the State Government and thereafter the State Commission may, subject to the provisions of sub-section (4), grant a transmission license to any person.

(2) A transmission license granted under sub-section (1) may authorise the transmission licensee to construct, maintain and operate any intra-State transmission system under the direction, control and supervision of the State Transmission Utility.

(3) Every application under sub-section (1) shall be-

(a) Subject to such terms and conditions;

(b) In such form; and

(c) Accompanied by such fees, as may be notified by the state Government or by the state Commission, as the case may be, in this behalf.

(4) No application shall be entertained under sub-section (1)unless the applicant has obtained the approval of the State Transmission Utility in such manner as may be notified by the State Government or by the state Commission, as the case may be, in this behalf.

(5) Until the State Commission is established, the state Government and thereafter the State Commission in the case of intra-State transmission system may, if it considers necessary in public interest, by order subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in that order, grant exemption to any person from obtaining a transmission license under this section.

27E - Modified application of certain sections to transmission license and transmission licensee

The provisions of section 12 to 19 (both inclusive), section 25 and clauses XIV to XVII (both inclusive) of the Schedule shall, as far as may be, apply to a transmission licensee subject to the modification that references to "license" and "licensee" shall be construed as references to "transmission license" and "transmission licensee", respectively.

27F - Laying of certain notification and order, etc.

(1) Every notification issued and every order made by the Central Government under this Part shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the notification or order or both Houses agree that the notification or order should not be made, the notification or order shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of any thing previously done under that notification or order.

(2) Every notification issued by the State Government and every order made by the State Government under section 27D shall be laid, as soon as it is made or issued, before the State Legislature.].

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1. Added by Act 1 of 1922, Section 12.

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Last updated on July, 2016

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