No.21 Registered No.N.E.930
Published by Authority
Agartala. Tuesday, January 18, 2005 A.D. Pausa 28, 1926 S.E.
Part-1 – Order and Notifications by the Government of Tripura, the High Court, Government Treasury etc.
TRIPURA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
No.F. /TERC/2004 Dated, Agartala, the 11th January, 2005
In exercise of powers conferred by Section-57 read with 181 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003) and all powers enabling on that behalf, Tripura Electricity Regulatory Commission (TERC) hereby makes the following Regulations:
1. Short title, commencement and interpretation- These Regulations may be called the Tripura Electricity Regulatory Commission (Standard of performance) –Regulations 2004.
i) These shall come into force on the date of publication in the official gazette unless otherwise stated in these Regulations and shall be concurrent within the area jurisdiction of Tripura Electricity Regulatory Commission. These Regulations shall be applicable to the licensee and to its consumers. Tripura General clauses Act shall apply in interpretation of various words used unless specified in the regulations and not inconsistent with provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003.
ii) Definition: In these Regulation unless the context otherwise requires, the Act means Electricity Act, 2003-
a) "Regulations" mean the Regulations made under the Act.
b) "Rule" means the Rules made under the Act by the Govt. of Tripura (The State Govt.).
c) "Commission" means the "Tripura Electricity Regulatory Commission" constituted under Section-82 of the Electricity Act, 2003 and in short called TERC.
d) "Cross subsidy" means the difference between the average cost of supply of the licensee and the applicable tariff before any subsidy provided by the Government under the Act, is taken into consideration.
e) "Billing Cycle" shall mean the period for which the bill is raised.
f) "Licensee" means any person licensed under Section-14 of Electricity Act, 2003.
g) "Consumer" means any person who is supplied with electricity for his own use by a licensee or the Govt. or by any other person engaged in the business of supplying electricity to the public under this Act or any other law for the time being in force and includes any person whose premises are for time being connected for the purpose of receiving electricity with the works of a licensee, the Govt. or such other authorized persons as the case may be.