ELECTRICITY ACT, 2003


Main Features of Electricity Act, 2003

Electricity Act, 2003

In force from June 10, 2003

Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2003.

In force from January 27, 2004

Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2007.   

In force from June 15, 2007

Notification issued by Department of Commerce under section 49 of the SEZ Act on 3.3.2010 regarding amendment in clause (b) of section 14 of the Electricity Act 2003.
Draft amendments in Electricity Act 2003


Electricity Act, 2003 Contents
PART I Preliminary
PART II National Electricity Policy and Plan
PART III Generation Of Electricity
PART IV Licensing
PART V Transmission Of Electricity 
PART VI Distribution Of Electricity
PART VII Tariff
PART VIII Works
PART – IX Central Electricity Authority
PART – X Regulatory Commissions
PART – XI Appellate Tribunal For Electricity
PART – XII Investigation And Enforcement
PART – XIII Reorganisation Of Board
PART – XIV Offences And Penalties
PART – XV Special Courts
PART XVI Dispute Resolution
PART XVII Other Provision
PART- XVIII Miscellaneous
The Schedule Enactments
Subordinate Legislation, Rules, Statutory orders, Resolutions, Clarifications

Model Bidding Documents for procurment of peaking power for medium term (Issued on 29th January, 2014)


Guidelines for Procurement of Peaking Power for medium term (dated 24th Feburary, 2014)

Model Bidding Documents for procurment of power for medium term from power generating stations set up on, Finance, Own and Operate(FOO) (Issued on 29th January, 2014)


Model RFQ     
Model RFP     
Overview of the Model Agreement for Procurment Power(MAPP).     

Guidelines for Procurment Power for medium term from power generating stations set up on, Finance, Own and Operate(FOO) basis (dated 10th Feburary, 2014)

Model Bidding Documents for Thermal power Stations set up on Design, Build, Finance, Own and Operate(DBFOO) (Issued on 8th November, 2013)


Model RFQ     
Model RFP     
Overview of the Model Power Supply Agreement.     
Guidelines for procurement of Electricity from Thermal Power Stations set up on DBFOO basis. (Notified on 9th November, 2013)

Model Bidding Documents for DBFOT power projects/UMPPs (Issued on 20th September, 2013)


Model RFQ     
Model RFP     
Overview of the Model Power Purchase Agreement.     
Guidelines for procurement of Electricity from Thermal Power Stations set up on DBFOT basis. (Notified on 21st september, 2013)
Revised Standard Bid document (Case-II)
RFQ     (As revised on 12.03.2010)
RFP     (As revised on 12.03.2010)
PPA     (As revised on 12.03.2010)
Addendum in SBDs for UMPPs.     (As Revised on 24.02.2010)
Bidding Guidelines for Procurement of Power.
(Contains amendments dated 30.03.2006,18.08.2006 & 27.09.2007)
Amendment to Competitive Bidding Guidelines.   (As on 27.03.09)

Standard Biding document (Case-I)     RFP     PPA
Guidelines for determination of tariff & SBD for case-I.

Amendments to Guidelines for Determination of Tariff by Bidding Process for Procurement of Power by Distribution Licensees(Updated on 27th March 2009) & Standard Bidding Documents: 'Case 1'-2009 (RFP/PPA).
National Electricity Policy       (English)       (Hindi)

Tariff Policy (English)  (Hindi)

Amendment to the Tariff Policy (English)  (Hindi)

Rural Electrification Policy
Central Electricity Authority Regulation.
Notification regarding transfer of BTPS to NTPC
Guidelines for Encouraging Competition in Development of Transmission Projects- amendment dated May 2, 2012

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