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Policies & Guidelines

TSERC formulates policies and guidelines for the effective functioning of the Power Sector in Telangana State from time to time. In so doing, the Commission is usually guided by the National Policies and Guidelines issued by the Government of India from time to time.

Proceedings No. Secy/01/2006 General Terms and Conditions of Supply of Distribution and Retail Supply Licensees Approval - Issued. View
Rural Electrification Policy On 23rd of August, 2006 Government of India announced the Rural Electrification Policy. View
These guidelines have since been revised in 2005 through Regulation 5 of 2005. View
Transmission & Bulk Supply Licensees  
These guidelines have since been revised in 2005 through Regulation 4 of 2005. View
Distribution and Retail Supply Licensees View
Guidelines for Tariff filings:In October 1999, the Commission issued the following guidelines on Revenue and Tariff filings for:
Power Procurement Policy: APERC has issued guidelines on load forecasts, resource plans and power procurement on 28.02.2000.
The policies & guidelines deal with the procedures and responsibilities especially at boundaries between entities, prescribe formats and time scales for exchange of data between entities in respect of operation and development activities and lay down connection conditions to be followed by Users.  By following the C.T.I., coordination in real time operation, maintenance of equipment, load relief, load restoration, standards of supply, safety, frequency and reactive power management, metering, protection and outage coordination are achieved. Coordinated development of systems of various entities is also assured.
The Metering Code View
The Operation Code View
The Connection Code View
The Planning Code View
The General Code View
The Grid Code: As part of those endeavours, the earliest of the initiatives taken was to approve the Grid Code for the State of A.P.The main purpose of the Grid Code (also known as 'Code of Technical Interface' - 'CTI' for short) is to achieve co-ordination among the various power utilities in operation and development.The objective of the CTI is to provide guidance for efficient,economical and coordinated operation, maintenance and expansion of the entire power system, especially the Transmission Network and to create an environment conducive to competition in the generation and distribution of electricity.  The CTI consists of five Codes:
Transmission Standards: The Commission laid down Transmission Planning & Security Standards, Power Supply Planning & Security Standards, Transmission Operating Standards and Power Supply Operating Standards in the year 2003. View
Long Term Tariff Principles: The Commission has issued an Order in March 2003 on Long Term Tariff Principles (LTTP) after going through a detailed consultation process. View
Policy on Captive Power Plants: Obtaining prior permission or consent from APERC for establishing or installing Captive Power Plants done away with from 10.12.2003 View
General Terms & Conditions of Supply: In January 2006, the Commission approved the General Terms and Conditions of Supply of the Distribution and Retail Supply Licensees within the State of AndhraPradesh View
Policies & Guidelines
Policy on Hydro Power Development: Download the policy issued by GoI in August, 1998 View
National Electricity Policy: The Government of India issued the National Electricity Policy on 12th February, 2005. View
Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana: A new scheme for creating rural electricity infrastructure and completing household electrification is launched by the GoI recently. View
Major Policy Initiatives: Some of the major policy initiatives taken by the GoI in the recent past View
National Electricity Plan:In July 2005, the CEA has come out with a draft National Electricity Plan inviting comments and suggestions from all the stakehodlers before October, 2005. View
Tariff Policy: On 6th of January, 2006 Government of India announced the Tariff Policy View