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Electricity Act, 2003, National Electricity Policy and Tariff Policy

Mr. Gurudeo Sinha


Sr. Question Text
No. A B C
1 As per Tariff Policy Return is ROE ROC Either ROC or ROC
to be based on

2 National Electricity Plan is to Planning Commission MOP CEA


be prepared by

3 The Energy Regulator for Planning Commission Ministry of Finance CERC


India is

4 Transmission was recognized 1991 2001 1998


as a distinct activity and
private sector participation
was allowed in

5 Private sector participation in 1996 1998 1991


power generation was
allowed in
6 Captive generation was 1991 1997 1998
delicensed in

7 CERC was constituted in 1996 1996 1998

8 Technical standards for CTU CEA CERC


electric lines and connectivity
to the grid are to be specified
by
Sr. Question Text
No. A B C
9 Conditions for installation of CTU & STUs CEA CERC
meters for transmission and
supply are specified by

10 Central Advisory Committee CERC CEA MoP


is notified by

11 The fees collected by CERC Consolidated funds of Funds constituted by the CSR activities
shall go into GOI CERC

12 Special courts are constituted SERC State Government High Court of the State
by

13 Term of office of Chairperson 5 years maximum 3 years As may be decided by the central
of CERC is normally government

14 Special courts are constituted Cases related to Theft related cases Tariff related issues
for dealing with financial irregularities
of Members of ERCs

15 Directions can be issued to an Appropriate Regional Power Committee CTU/ STU


RLDC by Government

16 RLDC shall issue all directions Directly CTU SLDC


to a state transmission utility
through
17 Regional Power Committees CERC Central Government CEA
are established by

18 Responsibility to provide Concerned State Central & concerned State SERCs


electricity access to all in Government Governments jointly
rural areas
Sr. Question Text
No. A B C
19 A franchisee can distribute Local Government The Licensee Regulatory Commission
electricity in an area of a
licensee when authorized by
20 Concurrence of CEA is Solar power plants Super critical thermal Hydropower plants with
required for setting up power plants estimated costs exceeding a
plants in case of specified limit

21 Licensing for generation and Required in all cases Not required if area Not required if recommended by
distribution of electricity in a notified by the State the REC
rural area Government as rural area

22 Owner of captive generator Minimum 10% equity in Minimum 51% equity in Minimum 26% equity in the
must have the captive generation the captive generation captive generation

23 What is the maximum 100% 10% 50%


percentage of his generation
that a captive generator can
sell annually to outside
parties to retain 'captive'
24 Captive generation can be
status Only a corporate body Only an association of Only by a cooperative society
established by persons

25 For wheeling captive Cross subsidy Twice the cross subsidy Half the cross subsidy surcharge
generation from place of surcharge as surcharge as determined as determined by the Appropriate
generation to place of determined by the by the Appropriate Commission has be paid
captive use Appropriate Commission has be paid
Commission has be
paid

26 For wheeling surplus captive No cross subsidy Cross subsidy surcharge as Twice the cross subsidy surcharge
generation from place of surcharge is required to determined by the as determined by the Appropriate
generation to any consumer be paid Appropriate Commission Commission has be paid
has be paid
Sr. Question Text
No. A B C
27 Where price of electricity has The same shall be The same shall can be The same shall can be reviewed
been discovered through adopted by the modified as per the by CERC
competitive bidding Commission Regulations of the
28 Case I competitive bidding is Procurement of power appropriate
ProcurementCommission
of power from Procurement of power from
meant for from sources which are sources which are location sources which are neither fuel
fuel specific specific specific nor location specific

29 Case II competitive bidding is Procurement of power Procurement of power from Procurement of power from
meant for from sources which are sources which are location sources which are neither fuel
fuel specific specific specific nor location specific
30 Case I and Case II bidding CERC SERC Ministry of Power
guidelines have been issued
by
31 For the purpose of meeting Only distribution Only open access Only consumer of captive
RPO Obligation licensee is considered consumer is considered to generation connected to grid is
to be obligated entity be obligated entity considered to be obligated entity
32 RPO Obligation for each state The guidelines for RPO The RPO Obligations set As per guidelines of CERC
is as per Obligations as per the out in the Regulations of
National Action plan on Appropriate ERC
33 The EA 2003 envisaged that Climate
Five Change Two One
no licensee shall supply
electricity, after the expiry of
34 -----------years, exceptof
The transfer scheme Terms and condition to Terms and condition as Such terms and conditions which
through installation of a
personnel from integrated be negotiated between decided by SERC would not in any way be less
correct
utilities meter
to generation transferred personnel favourable than those which
company STU and distribution and the companies would have been applicable to
companies envisaged involved them if there had been no such
transfer under the transfer
scheme

35 Tariff Policy aims at Elimination of cross Latest by the end of year Latest by the end of year 2013-
subsidy 2010-2011 tariffs are 2014 tariffs are within 20 % of
within 20 % of the the average cost of supply
average cost of supply
Sr. Question Text
No. A B C
36 Central Government can give On any issue it On policy issues which On tariff issue only
directions to Central considers fit involve public interest
Commission
37 Forum of Regulators comprise All Members of CERC All Members of CERC and Chairperson of CERC and
of and SERC Chairperson of SERC Chairperson and Members of
SERC

38 Open Access in distribution Is available to all Is available to all Is available to all HT industrial
consumers irrespective consumers with demand consumers only
of demand greater than one MW

39 Every person is entitled to Within two months Within six months after Within such period as is
receive electricity from after receipt of the receipt of the application convenient to the distribution
distribution licensee of his application requiring requiring such supply licensee
area such supply

40 In case of unauthorized use The assessment of The assessment of The assessment of unauthorized
of electricity unauthorized use shall unauthorized use shall be use shall be a maximum of 12
be a maximum of 6 a maximum of 18 months months and the assessment shall
months and the and the assessment shall be made at twice the rate of the
assessment shall be be made at twice the rate applicable category
made at twice the rate of the applicable category
of the applicable
category
41 The National Electricity Policy Supply of Reliable and Supply of Reliable and Supply of Reliable and Quality
aims at Quality Power of Quality Power of specified Power of specified standards in an
specified standards in standards in an efficient efficient manner and at rates as
an efficient manner manner and at market per actual cost of supply to each
and at reasonable rates determined rates consumer category

42 The National Electricity Policy Per capita availability Per capita availability of Per capita availability of
aims at of electricity to be electricity to be increased electricity to be increased to over
increased to over 1000 to over 1000 units by 2015 800 units by 2012
units by 2012
Sr. Question Text
No. A B C
43 If RPO Obligation is not met Financial penalty No penalty RPO Obligation can be carried
by an obligated entity forward

44 Central government can give On any issue it On policy issues which On tariff issue only
directions to Central considers fit involve public interest
Commission
45 National electricity Plan is CERC Ministry of Power CEA
required to be prepared by

46 Regulations framed by the Are broad guidelines Have the force of law Are required to be followed by
Appropriate Commission only distribution licensees only

47 In case government decides The gap shall be filled The gap shall be filled up The gap shall be filled up by
that tariff of a particular class up by state be cross subsidy central government subsidy
of consumer be less than the government subsidy
tariff determined by the
Commission
48 As per Tariff Policy, a part of 25% 15% 20%
new generating capacities,
say . may be sold outside
long-term PPAs

49 As per Tariff Policy, tariffs for 20% 30% 40%


BPL consumers will be at
least .. of the average
cost of supply

50 Under normal circumstances, 100 120 180


appeal before Appellate
Tribunal shall be disposed
within . Days of receipt of
appeal

51 The National Electricity Policy 5% spinning reserve by 10% spinning reserve by No spinning reserve by end of
envisaged end of 11th plan end of 11th plan 11th plan
Tariff Policy

Correct
D
Option
Discretion of CERC
A

CERC
C

None
D

1996

2003
C

2003
D

2003
C

BIS
B
Correct
D
Option
MoP

FOR
A

Clean Energy Fund


B

None of these
B

None of the above


A

Cases referred to it by APTEL

CEA
A

RPC
C

CERC in consultation with


SERCs B

REC
B
Correct
D
Option
SLDC
B

Only storage hydropower


projects
C

Not required if generation is


from RE sources
B

100% equity in the captive


generation C

49%

Any company or body


corporate or association or D
body of individuals, whether
incorporated
No cross subsidyor not, or
surcharge is
artificial juridical
required to be paid person

Half the cross subsidy


surcharge as determined by
the Appropriate Commission
has be paid B
Correct
D
Option
The same shall can be
reviewed by the appropriate A
government
Procurement of power from
traders only
C

Procurement of power from


sources which are fuel D
specific and location specific
CEA
C

Distribution licensee, open


access consumer and D
consumer of captive
generation connected
As per guidelines tostate
of the grid
are considered
government to be
obligated entity B

Four
B

Terms and condition as


decided by central
government

Latest by the end of year


2010-2011 tariffs are within
25 % of the average cost of B
supply
Correct
D
Option
On non-tariff issues only
B

Chairperson of the Central


Commission and
Chairpersons of the State D
Commissions

Is available to all consumers


with demand greater than
two MW B

Within one month after


receipt of the application
requiring such supply D

The assessment of
unauthorized use shall be a
maximum of 12 months and
the assessment shall be
C
made at thrice the rate of the
applicable category

Supply of Reliable and Quality


Power of specified standards
in an efficient manner at
average power purchase cost A

Per capita availability of


electricity to be increased to
over 1500 units by 2012 A
Correct
D
Option
RPO Obligation can be
transferred to other entities A

On non-tariff issues only


B

Committee formed by Central


Government C

May not conform to the


provisions of the Electricity B
Act, 2003
The gap shall be carried
forward to next year
A

None

50%

150

6% spinning reserve by end


of 11th plan A