Functions of APERC
As laid down by Section 86 of the Electricity Act, the functions of the Commission are:
Determine the tariff for generation, supply, transmission and wheeling of electricity, wholesale, bulk or retail, as the case may be, within the State.
Provided that where open access has been permitted to a category of consumers under section 42, the State Commission shall determine only the wheeling charges and surcharge thereon, if any, for the said category of consumers
Regulate electricity purchase and procurement process of distribution licensees including the price at which electricity shall be procured from the generating companies or licensees or from other sources through agreements for purchase of power for distribution and supply within the State
Facilitate intra-State transmission and wheeling of electricity
Issue licences to persons seeking to act as transmission licensees, distribution licensees and electricity traders with respect to their operations within the State
Promote co-generation and generation of electricity from renewable sources of energy by providing suitable measures for connectivity with the grid and sale of electricity to any person, and also specify, for purchase of electricity from such sources, a percentage of the total consumption of electricity in the area of a distribution licensee
Adjudicate upon the disputes between the licensees and generating companies and to refer any dispute for arbitration
Levy fee for the purposes of this Act
Specify State Grid Code consistent with the Grid Code specified under clause h of sub-section 1 of section 79
Specify or enforce standards with respect to quality, continuity and reliability of service by licensees
Fix the trading margin in the intra-State trading of electricity, if considered, necessary
Discharge such other functions as may be assigned to it under this Act.