The much-awaited Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was finally introduced in Parliament in August this year. In its current form, it has proposed significant changes to the flagship Electricity Act, 2003. Most importantly, it proposes to enable competition in retail power supply through non-discriminatory open access to multiple distribution licensees in an area, and to allow consumers to choose their electricity supplier.
While the amendment bill holds the promise of reviving the distribution segment, its latest version is believed to be watered-down from earlier drafts of the bill. There are also concerns about certain missing provisions and the modified scope of reforms now proposed.
In this context, the mission of the Power Line Roundtable is to deliberate on the hits and misses of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022, as well as its expected impact on the sector and the way forward.
The panel will discuss questions such as:
- What are the key hits and misses of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022? What is the expected impact on the sector?
- What are the biggest issues and concerns in its implementation?
- What are the opportunities? What is the future outlook?
The roundtable is being organised by Power Line, the premier magazine for the Indian power sector. It covers all segments of the sector – generation, transmission and distribution. It tracks key developments, analyses major trends, profiles noteworthy organisations, interviews top managers, features the opinion of industry experts, and offers a platform for discussion on policy, regulation and financing.
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