The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) was established on August 22, 2002, by the Government of Jharkhand under Section 17 of the Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998. The Commission came into operation with effect from April 24, 2003.
The erstwhile Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) was constituted on March 10, 2001, under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 as a result of the bifurcation of the erstwhile State of Bihar. Before that, the Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) was the predominant entity entrusted with the task of generating, transmitting and supplying power in the State. The Energy Department, Government of Jharkhand, vide its Letter No. 1/Board-01-Urja26/13-1745 dated June 28, 2013, unbundled the erstwhile JSEB into the following companies:
- Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (JUVNL) being the holding company,
- Jharkhand Urja Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (JUUNL) undertaking the generation function,
- Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. (JBVNL) undertaking the distribution function in the state,
- Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Nigam Ltd. (JUSNL) undertaking the transmission function.
: The sector-wise and resource wise share of installed capacity in the Jharkhand has been provided in the following table. All these values are in MW, and as on 31st August, 2020.
Commission’s Profile & Structure -