Pratyush Singh

Pratyush Singh, Associate, JSA

Pratyush specializes in Arbitration, Regulatory & Policy with focus on disputes and advisory in the Energy sector.

He has extensively worked and gathered experience by handling and conducting various types of litigation in the Regulatory sector before State Commissions, APTEL and Supreme Court including disputes concerning Capital Cost determination, Fuel Cost pass through, Contractual disputes, extension of PPA, cancellation of Inter-State Trading License, Transmission Charges/Relinquishment Charges, Connectivity & Long-term Access, determination of Captive Status, Technical Minimum, Scheduling and Dispatch, FGD implementation and implementation of MOD by Discom in a power surplus market.

Pratyush is also working on various Arbitrations pertaining to extension of commercial operation date and force majeure.

Before joining JSA, he was with SKV Law Offices, where he gained comprehensive understanding of the power sector while on secondment with the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission, where he was working and assisting on matters relating to framing of Regulations, Tariff Orders of Gencos and Discoms, grant of Parallel Distribution License to Tata Power, approval of Tata’s Network Roll-out Plan for Mumbai and compensation mechanism to be adopted post CCEA Notification being declared as Change in Law.

Pratyush is a graduate in LLB(Hons) from Southampton Solent University, England.

 

Memberships

Bar Council of Delhi

 

Education

  • LLB (Hons) – Southampton Solent University, England (2009 – 2012)
  • LLB (3 years) – Magadh University (2013-2016)

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Some of the key assignments in these areas handled and being handled by pratyush amongst others, cover the following:-

  • Successfully defended the existing trading regime in India while representing PTC during the public consultation on draft Trading License Regulations 2020 pursuant to which CERC withdrew the proposed capping of trading margin at 1 paise in back-to-back deals and restrictions on traders from engaging in banking of electricity.
  • Representing various Generating Companies before APTEL challenging disallowance of MoEFCC Notification mandating installation of FGD system as Change in Law event. These matters will set a precedent qua treatment of MoEFCC Notification for power plants wherein the Environmental Clearances envisaged space provision for FGD and qua grant of provisional approval of cost in the absence of an enabling provision in State Regulations.
  • Representing Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited before Supreme Court and APTEL in disputes pertaining to levy of excessive Cross Subsidy Surcharge (CSS) on HT Industrial consumers in Haryana. These matters will have far reaching consequences with respect to cost of electricity procured by HT consumers, especially for steel industry in Haryana.
  • Assisted the Amicus curiaes in O.P No.1 of 2011 re-initiated by APTEL to address/resolve the broader sectoral problems being faced by stakeholders in power sector.
  • Prevented Talwandi Sabo Power Limited from being put to bankruptcy risk by obtaining a stay on PSERC Order imposing hefty penalty.