Small distributors (Condominium housing schemes, Residential buildings, Shopping complexes, etc.) who buy electricity from the Distribution Licensees and distribute them to tenants, were not having a rationalized method to decide on the tariff. Therefore billing methods of small distributors had been creating disputes among consumers and the distributors before the enactment of Sri Lanka Electricity Act No 20 of 2009.
With the enactment of the Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, the legal background to suit this problem was introduced. In terms of Section 7 of the Act, Parties who are currently engaged in the distribution or supply of electricity are required to obtain a license or an exemption to continue such activities.
In order to regulate the electricity industry, the Commission requires standard information from Licensees regarding their operations on a regular basis. Therefore, a system was developed and data is currently gathered through web based system on standard formats. The Data is verified and various Periodical Reports are produced for regulatory purposes.