42 (1) The Commission may, after consultation with the Advisory Committee, the licensees and persons likely to be affected, by an order,-
(a) lay down- :
(i) such standards of overall performance in connection with the transmission, distribution or supply of electricity as, in its opinion is necessary for the licensee to achieve,
(ii) such standards in connection with efficient use of electricity by consumers as in its opinion are necessary:
Provided that such standards, shall, so far as may be, consistent with the standards set up for the electricity industry by-
(i) Central Electricity Authority constituted under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948.
(ii) Bureau of Indian Standards established, under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986,
(iii) Central Electricity Regulatory Commission established under the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998,
(b) specify power system operation standards and codes including grid codes and distribution and supply codes to be complied with by licensees,
(c) specify safety regulations in the use of electricity and for
operation of the power system
42 (2) The Commission may lay down different standards and codes for different licensees.
42 (3) The Commission shall publish standards, codes and regulations laid down under sub-section (1) in such form and in such manner as it thinks fit