Haryana Electricity Board
Haryana Power sector comprises four wholly State-owned Corporations viz HPGCL, HVPNL, UHBVNL and DHBVNL which after unbundling of the HSEB in 1998 are responsible for power generation, transmission, distribution and trading in the State. These utilities and the HERC work under the administrative control of the Deptt. of Power which is headed by Principal Secretary, Power.
The State power sector was restructured on August 14, 1998. The Haryana State Electricity Board (HSEB) was reorganized initially into two State-owned Corporations namely Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd. (HVPN) and responsible for operation and maintenance of State’s own power generating stations. HVPNL was entrusted the power transmission and distribution functions. Simultaneously, an independent regulatory body i.e. Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), was constituted to aid and advise the State Govt. on the development of the power sector, to regulate the power utilities and take appropriate measure to balance the interest of various stake-holders in the power sector, namely electricity consumers, power entities and generation companies etc.
HVPNL was further reorganized on July 1, 1999 by carving out two more Corporations, namely Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. (DHBVNL) with the responsibility of distribution and retail supply of power within their jurisdiction. While UHBVNL is responsible for Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Jind districts, DHBVN caters to Hisar, Fatehabad, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Mewat, Rewari and Narnaul districts.
HVPN holds Business License issued by HERC for Transmission & Bulk supply of Power in Haryana. The Company has ownership interest in two projects: BBMB and Indraprasth Power Station (Delhi Vidyut Board). The total installed & contracted generation capacity available to the State
is 4368.01 MW. The distribution companies are at the moment serving about 41 lac consumers of different categories. The Haryana Power Utilities (HPUs) are making a befitting contribution to the overall development of the State. The grain yield has greatly enhanced and the overall production has gone up. The modern, sophisticated and state of art industrial centers of Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panipat tell the same story.
We at HPU follow the P2P theory of doing business. That is ‘Power to People’.
Haryana is one of the forerunners to initiate reforms in its power sector in 1997. Pursuant to these reforms the State Electricity Board was unbundled and reorganised on August 14,1998. Two wholly State-owned Utilities were established to independently perform the functions of generation, transmission and distribution of power. Subsequently, two more Utilities were created for looking after power distribution.
HPGCL was incorporated as a company on 17th March, 1997 and was given the responsibility of operating and maintaining State’s own generation projects.The business of Generation of Power of erstwhile HSEB was transferred to HPGCL on 14.08.98 pursuant to Power Reforms in Haryana. As a result, HPGCL came into existence on August 14,1998 for bringing in excellence in power generation in the State‘s own generating stations. In addition, it has been entrusted with the responsibility of setting up of new generating stations in order to keep pace with the ever –increasing demand of power.
The Corporation has an ambitious plan to add sufficient generating capacity in the State in order to bridge the gap between demand and supply. Two Units of 300MW each have already been commissioned during FY 2008-09 at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant at Yamuna Nagar in addition to the earlier capacity of 1587.7MW. The commissioning activies of two Units of 600MW capacity each is in final stages at Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Khedar, Hisar. The feasibility of setting up an additional 660MW Unit at Yamuna Nagar is being explored. Setting up of a Gas Based Plant at abandoned site of Ash Dyke in Faridabad is also under active consideration for which efforts are being made to explore the availability of Gas. The Corporation is also coordinating the activities of 1500MW Project at Jhajjar which is being developed as a Joint Venture among NTPC, Government of Haryana and Government of Delhi. The Corporation is also coordinating and monitoring the execution of 1320MW Coal based Thermal Power Plant at Jhajjar which is being developed by M/s CLP Power India Limited under Case-2 competitive bidding process.
The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (HPGCL) has embarked on a mission to establish itself as a modern, growth oriented organization and to make its presence felt in the country’s dynamic power sector. We have a vision to become a modern world class power generation company, committed to powering Haryana’s growth on all fronts by maximizing generation and minimizing the cost of power from existing plants and by planning and implementing new generation projects.
HPGCL raise the level of its operations to global standards after obtaining ISO: 9001, ISO:14001 and OHSAS:18001 Certifications, for its power stations at Yamunanagar & Panipat and Corporate Office at Panchkula during the month of December 2009. The certification has been awarded by a world class certifying agency, M/s British Standards Institution (BSI) after carrying out exhaustive audits of the Power Stations and Corporate Office of HPGCL.
Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL) was incorporated as a company under the Companies Act, 1956 on 19th August 1997 and was granted the certificate to commence its business on 18th September 1997. Subsequently, the transmission and distribution businesses of the erstwhile HSEB were transferred to HVPN on 14th August 1998.
This was done through transfer scheme, notified by the Government, vide Notification No. SO/06/HA/98/S 23,24 & 25/99, dated 14.08.1998 which entrusted HVPN with the functions of Power transmission & distribution.
Another transfer scheme, vide Notification No. SO 156/HA.10/98/Ss 23,24,25 & 55/99, dated 01.07.1999 further segregated HVPN by carving out two more corporations- UHBVN & DHBVN.
On 1st July 1999, the distribution business was transferred to Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN) in the North Zone & Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (DHBVN) in the South Zone. Both UHBVN & DHBVN are subsidiaries of HVPN.
The Company has ownership interest in two projects: BBMB and Indraprasth Power Station (Delhi Vidyut Board).
The Company holds Business License issued by HERC for Transmission & Bulk supply of Power in Haryana.
Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL), a Govt. of Haryana undertaking undertakes the Power Distribution and Retail Supply Business in the Northern Parts of Haryana. UHBVNL is registered under the Companies Act-1956 and has commenced its operations on dated July, 1999. UHBVNL inherited the distribution business of erstwhile Haryana state Electricity Board in pursuance to second transfer scheme notified by the Govt. of Haryana on July 1, 1999.
The following districts of the State of Haryana lie under the jurisdiction area of UHBVNL.
Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (DHBVNL), a Govt. of Haryana undertaking undertakes the Power Distribution and Retail Supply Business in the Southern Parts of Haryana. DHBVNL is registered under the Companies Act-1956 and has commenced its operations on dated July, 1999. DHBVNL inherited the distribution business of erstwhile Haryana state Electricity Board in pursuance to second transfer scheme notified by the Govt. of Haryana on July 1, 1999.
The following districts of the State of Haryana lie under the jurisdiction area of DHBVNL.
Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission(HERC) (Regulatory Commission)
Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission was established on 17th August 1998 as an independent statutory body corporate as per the provision of the Haryana Electricity Reform Act, 1997. Haryana was the second State in India to initiate the process of Reform & Restructuring of the Power sector in India.
The Haryana Electricity Reform Act 1997 (Act No. 10 of 1998) was passed by the Haryana State Legislative Assembly on 22nd of July 1997. After receiving the Presidential assent on 20th Feb.1998, this Act came into force on 14th August1998. The erstwhile Haryana State Electricity Board was unbundled into two corporate bodies namely Haryana Power Generation Company Limited (HPGCL) for the Generation of Power and Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL) for the Transmission & Distribution of power within the state of Haryana. Subsequently, the activity of distribution and retail supply of power was entrusted w.e.f. 1st July 1999, to Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL) for north circlesand Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (DHBVNL) for south circles of Haryana.
The Government of India notified The Electricity Act, 2003 with effect from 10th June 2003. However, in Haryana the provisions of the Electricity Act 2003 were deferred by six months from 10th June 2003 vide notification No. 1/4/2003-IP dated 8.9.2003. Therefore, in Haryana provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003 as well as the provisions of the Haryana Electricity Reform Act, 1997, which are not inconsistent with the Electricity Act, 2003, are applicable.
The broad objectives of the Electricity Act, 2003 as incorporated in its preamble is to consolidate the laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity and generally for taking measures conducive to development of electricity industry, promoting competition therein, protecting interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, rationalisation of electricity tariff, ensuring transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of efficient and environmentally benign policies, constitution of Central Electricity Authority, Regulatory Commissions and establishment of Appellate Tribunal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.