The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission was established on 2nd January, 2000 under the ERC Act, 1998. Consequent upon coming into existence of the Electricity Act, 2003 w.e.f. 10.6.2003, the Commission is poised to play a more effective role in the development of energy sector. The Commission is under the process of its revamping after consultation with the Government.
The said Act provides that the Commission shall discharge the following functions, namely: -
(i) Promotion of competition, efficiency and economy in activities of the electricity industry;
(ii) Promotion of investment in electricity industry;
(iii) Reorganization and restructuring of electricity industry in the State;
(iv) Matters concerning generation, transmission, distribution and trading of electricity or any other matter referred to the State Commission by that Government.