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SC dismisses Tata Power's appeal against MERC awarding project to Adani

After several power outages in Mumbai, the MERC in 2013 gave its approval to the detailed project report of the Aarey-Kudus electricity transmission project of Reliance Energy

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A Bench comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justice A S Bopanna, and Justice J B Pardiwala said the Electricity Act 2003 provided the states sufficient flexibility to regulate intra-state transmission systems

Bhavini MishraDev Chatterjee New Delhi
In a setback to Tata Power, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the company’s challenge to the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (MERC’s) decision to award a Rs 7,000-crore transmission project near Mumbai on a nomination basis to Adani Electricity.

The court upheld the order by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) in this case and directed all State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) to frame guidelines on tariff determination in accordance with Section 61 of the Electricity Act and the national policy.

The verdict has implications for the Mumbai power market, said Ashok Pendse, an energy expert based in the city.

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 9:42 PM IST

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