Punjab State Electricity Board


The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) was a statutory body formed on 1-2-1959 under the Electricity Supply Act.1948. Subsequently with the re-organization of the erstwhile State of Punjab under the Punjab Re-organization Act 1966 this form came into existence w.e.f. 1st May, 1967. Starting with the modest installed capacity of 62 MW, the PSEB grew up by leaps and bounds with generating capacity 6841 MW as on 31-3-2009 from all sources, including share from Central Sector Projects. The Board’s gross generation during the year2008-09 was 38880 Million Units. PSEB operated its own Generation Power Plants and also got power as its share from BBMB. The PSEB also constructed and maintained its Transmission and Distribution system for providing efficient services to the various categoriesof electricity consumers in the state. PSEB proudly serving more than 66.31 lakhs consumers comprising of approximate 54.86 lakhs.General, 1.12 lakhs Industrial and 10.33 lakhs Agricultural connections till 31.3.2009.

Vide Notification No 1/9/08-EB(PR)196,dated-16.04.2010 Govt. of Punjab unbundled Punjab State Electricity Board into two companies:

  1. Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. (POWERCOM)
  2. Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd. (TRANSCO)

Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. (POWERCOM)

In exercise of the Power conferred by article -45 of the Articles of Association of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd.and all other Powers enabling him on this behalf, Governor of Punjab is appoint the following Chairman cum Managing Directors and Directors of the above Corporations with immediate effect. The appointment will be initialy for a period of one year from the date of joining:-

POWERCOM

  1. Er.K.D.Chowdhry Chairman cum Managing Director
  2. Sh.G.S.Bachi Director/Administration
  3. Er.Arun Kumar Director/Distribution
  4. Er.G.S.Chhabra Director/Generation
  5. Sh.S.C.Arora Director/Finance
  6. Sh.H.C.Seth Director/H.R

Existing Thermal Power Plant:

  1. GURU NANAK DEV THERMAL PLANT BHATINDA
  2. GURU GOBIND SINGH SUPER THERMAL PLANT ROPAR
  3. GURU HARGOBIND THERMAL POWER PLANT LEHRA MOHABBAT (BHATINDA)
  4. GURU HARGOBIND THERMAL PLANT STAGE – II LEHRA MOHABBAT (BHATINDA)

Existing Hydro Electric Project:

  1. RANJIT SAGAR DAM (HYDRO ELECTRIC PROJECT)
  2. SHANAN POWER HOUSE (HYDRO ELECTRIC PROJECT)
  3. ANANDPUR SAHIB HYDEL PROJECT (HEP)
  4. MUKERIAN HYDEL PROJECT STAGE – I
  5. U.B.D.C. HYDRO ELECTRIC POWER HOUSE STAGE I & II


Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd. (TRANSCO)

In exercise of the Power conferred by article -45 of the Articles of Association of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd.and all other Powers enabling him on this behalf, Governor of Punjab is appoint the following Chairman cum Managing Directors and Directors of the above Corporations with immediate effect. The appointment will be initialy for a period of one year from the date of joining:-


TRANSCOM

  1. Sh.Anurag Agarwal Chairman cum Managing Director
  2. Er.Ravinder Singh Director/Technical
  3. Sh.Uma kanta Panda Director/Finance

For distribution Purpose it is divided into five regions:

  1. South Zone
  2. West Zone
  3. Central Zone
  4. North Zone
  5. Border

Punjab State Load Dispatch Centre

Punjab State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC), now a part of Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL), is a state of art Computerized Control centre established in August 2002 at Ablowal, Patiala. It ensures integrated operation of the power system of Punjab with the Northern Region Load Dispatch Centre of India.

Under Section 31 of the Indian Electricity Act, 2003 it is mandatory for the States to establish their own Computerized State Load Dispatch Centres for performing the following functions (as specified under Section 32 of Indian Electricity Act 2003): –

  • To ensure integrated operation of the Power System in the State.
  • Optimum dispatch of Electricity.
  • Monitoring and control of system parameters to maintain healthiness of the Power System at all times.
  • SLDC shall keep accounts of the quantity of electricity transmitted through State grid.
  • Exercising supervision and control over the intra-State transmission system.
  • SLDC may levy and collect such fee and charges from the generating companies and licensees engaged in intra-State transmission of electricity as may be specified by the State Commission.
  • Analysis of tripping/disturbances and facilitating immediate remedial measures.


Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (P.S.E.R.C)

1.       Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (P.S.E.R.C) has been constituted by the Government of Punjab under section 17 of the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act,1998 vide its Notification dated  31.3.1999  to discharge the duties and perform the functions specified under Section 22 of the Act.

2.       The functions of the Commission under Section 86 of the Electricity Act,2003(36 of 2003) are :-

  1. The State Commission shall discharge the following functions, namely:
    1. determine the tariff for generation, supply, transmission and wheeling of electricity, wholesale, bulk or retail, as the case may be, within the State: Providing that where open access has been permitted to a category of consumers under section 42, the State Commission shall determine only the wheeling charges and surcharge thereon, if any, for the said category of consumers;
    2. regulate electricity purchase and procurement process of distribution licensees including the price at which electricity shall be procured from the generating companies or licensees or from other sources through 46 agreements for purchase of power for distribution and supply within the State;
    3. facilitate intra-state transmission and wheeling of electricity;
    4. issue licences to persons seeking to act as transmission licensees, distribution licensees and electricity traders with respect to their operations within the State;
    5. promote congenration and generation of electricity from renewable sources of energy by providing suitable measures for connectivity with the grid and sale of electricity to any person, and also specify, for purchase of electricity from such sources, a percentage of the total consumption of electricity in the area of a distribution licence;
    6. adjudicate upon the disputes between the licensees, and generating companies and to refer any dispute for arbitration;
    7. levy fee for the purposes of this Act;
    8. specify State Grid Code consistent with the Grid Code specified under clause (h) of sub-section (1) of section 79;
    9. specify or enforce standards with respect to quality, continuity and reliability of service by licensees;
    10. fix the trading margin in the intra-State trading of electricity, if considered, necessary; and
    11. discharge such other functions as may be assigned to it under this Act.
  2. The State Commission shall advise the State Government on all or any of the following matters, namely :-.
  1. promotion of competition, efficiency and economy in activities of the electricity industry;
  2. promotion of investment in electricity industry;
  3. reorganization and restructuring of electricity industry in the State;
  4. matters concerning generation, transmission , distribution and trading of electricity or any other matter referred to the State Commission by that Government.
  1. The State Commission shall ensure transparency while exercising its powers and discharging its functions.
  2. In discharge of its functions the State Commission shall be guided by the National Electricity Policy, National Electricity Plan and tariff policy published under section 3.
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  1. jaipur discom jaipur says:

    pl.send via mail punjab electity tariff.ed.condition of supply,detils electicity duty$other taxes.

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