FICCI opposes move by states to curb open access in power sector

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on April 07, 2014

Industry chamber FICCI has strongly opposed the recent move by States to curb competition in the power sector by invoking Section 11 of the Electricity Act, 2003, and restricting open access.

“Once again, instead of provisioning for sufficient electricity to meet consumer power demands, States have decided not to pursue the spirit and provisions of the Act. What is unfortunate is that even after 11 years, the implementation of the Act continues to remain a challenge,” the chamber said in a release.

These, of course, are not rare incidents and to a certain extent expected in view of the approaching elections, it added.

A. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI, said, “Open access to the transmission and distribution network is the cornerstone of the Act, which was meant to unshackle the power sector by fostering competition, transparency, efficiency for the ultimate good of the consumer as well as the sector.”

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Published on April 07, 2014
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