Regulatory Affairs2019-07-23T18:29:48+05:30

The B.ACCOUNTABLE program of B.PAC encompasses the research projects and engagements with regulators.

The primary aim of research conducted at B.PAC is the dissemination of information and data to citizens in simplified format. The program promotes creation of an open data platform in the spectres of urban governance, budget and other civic areas which impacts citizens’ welfare. The existence of multiple parastatal agencies and government-allied institutions which bear responsibilities in various domains, inclusive of water supply and sewerage, local governance, town planning and urban transport among others makes the urban governance system in the country complex. The research at B.PAC is driven by data analysis collected through primary or secondary means, aimed at providing accurate evidence to support advocacy across all tiers of governance.

The B.ACCOUNTABLE vertical of B.PAC actively engages with two regulators at present – Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) and Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC). The chief role of the regulators is the protection and endorsement of public interest. By conducting data backed research , B.PAC submits an in-depth report to the officials, urging the promotion of interests of the consumers. The purpose of engagement with Regulators is to ensure that the inefficiencies in the sector are not borne by consumers.

B.PAC’s RECOMMENDATIONS ON REGULATORY AFFAIRS

4th Feb 2019: B.PAC Submission Determination of Tariff for FY-20 presented during KERC public hearing

20th Mar, 2018 : B.PAC Submission on state of affairs in BESCOM before Hon’ble Commission

19th Feb, 2018: B.PAC Submission – Determination of Tariff for FY-19 presented during KERC public hearing

10th May, 2017: Payment of Subsidy directly to the Farmers’ Account and encourage metering of the IP Sets

20th Feb, 2017 : Observations/remarks/objections on the proposal for determination of tariff for FY-18 for BESCOM

17th Feb, 2016 : Observations/remarks/objections on the proposal for determination of tariff for FY-17 for BESCOM

14 Sep, 2015 : Letter to Industries Minister Shri R. V. Deshpande – Need for reduction is surcharge for direct access power purchases for industrial consumers in Karnataka State

9th Sep, 2015: Power Situation in Karnataka – Submission to Mr. MK Shankaralinge Gowda Chairman, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC)

May, 2015: STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENERGY (2014-15) – ELECTRICITY (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2014 – 4th REPORT

16th Jan, 2015 : Recommendations for better performance of BESCOM and enhanced safety of citizens

March, 2013 : First Annual Integrated Ratings of State Distribution Utilities as per Framework approved by Ministry of Power

June 2010 : Assessment of Cost of Service for supply to agricultural consumers and methods to reduce cross subsidy for agriculture category – Prepared for Forum of Indian Regulators (FOIR) by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Dhiya Consulting Private Limited