Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission

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Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission
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Agency overview
Formed August 5, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-08-05)
Jurisdiction Maharashtra government
Headquarters Mumbai
Employees Classified
Agency executives
  • Shri V. P. Raja [1], Chairman
  • Ashawani Kumar [2], Secretary

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) ( is a governing body to control certain regulatory and safety functions [3] in Maharashtra based in Mumbai.[4] It was incorporated under the Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998, of Central Act in August 1999. In 2003, Under Section 82 of the Electricity Act the Commission is continued as regulatory body in state.[5] It was established to promote competition, efficiency and economy in the power sector. It also regulate tariffs of power generation, transmission and distribution in Maharashtra.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission". Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Maharashtra power regulator orders takeover of cooperative". 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Chandra Iyengar to join Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission after retirement - Mumbai - DNA". 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission". Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  5. ^ Chittaranjan Tembhekar, TNN, Feb 16, 2011, 12.24am IST (2011-02-16). "BEST can cover bus losses with power surplus: SC - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  6. ^ "MERC unveils multi-year tariff framework for power firms, IBN Live News". 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  7. ^ Chittaranjan Tembhekar, TNN, Feb 15, 2011, 05.43am IST (2011-02-15). "Chavan calls for equality in power tariff across city - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 

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