Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission

Government of Karnataka

About us


Electricity is the key input for the economic development of any State or Country. The restructuring of the power sector was therefore essential for taking decisions in a professional and independent manner. Keeping this in mind, the Government of Karnataka enacted the Karnataka Electricity Reform Act, 1999 and has set up the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) in the year 1999, so as to entrust the Regulatory responsibilities from the Government to the Regulatory Commission. Consequent to the enactment of The Electricity Act, 2003, the Commission established under the State Reforms Act is deemed to be the State Commission for the purposes of Electricity Act, 2003. The Commission is discharging its duties as per section 86 of the Electricity Act 2003. Further,  guided by the National Electricity Policy, The National Electricity Plan and the Tariff Policy published under section 3 of the Electricity Act 2003.