Power Sector Regulator To Embrace AI, Machine Learning To Boost Functioning

The apex power sector regulator, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), is planning to set up an artificial intelligence (AI)-based regulatory expert system tool (REST) for improving access to information and assist the commission in discharge of its duties.

So far, only the Supreme Court (SC) has an electronic filing (e-filing) system and is in the process of building an AI-based back-end service.

The CERC will be the first such quasi-judicial regulatory body to embrace AI and machine learning (ML).

The decision comes at a time when the CERC has been shut for four months, following an order by the SC.

According to the data available on the CERC website, there are 1,000 cases pending with the regulator while it was shut. In 173 cases, the order has been reserved by the CERC, but not pronounced yet. There are 450 fresh applications pending for hearing before the CERC.

Source: Business Standard

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