WISE was appointed Consumer Counsel by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) (2011-12 – till date) for reviewing ARR and tariff petitions submitted by the power utilities of the state which included all state and bulk generation companies, transmission and distribution utilities, and the state load despatch centre. The scope of work was to prepare a summary of each petition for the public, provide consumer-centric analysis of the ARR and tariff petitions filed by the utilities, and represent consumer concerns identified in the analysis during public hearings at OERC.

As consumer counsel, WISE attended public hearings at OERC and presented its analysis on the ARR submitted by each utility before OERC and duly recorded the objectors’ submissions and the respective utility’s reply received before and after the public hearing. The summaries and detailed analyses by WISE were incorporated in the respective tariff orders issued by OERC.