UP Electricity Board
October 2nd, 2010

In pursuance of a reform-restructuring exercise erstwhile UPSEB was unbundled under the first reforms transfer scheme dated 14th Jan 2000, into three separate entities:

  • Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) – vested with the function of Transmission and Distribution within the State.
  • Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL) – vested with the function of Thermal Generation within the State
  • Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UPJVNL) – vested with the function of Hydro Generation within the State.

Through another Transfer Scheme dated 15th January, 2000, assets, liabilities and personnel of Kanpur Electricity Supply Authority (KESA) under UPSEB were transferred to Kanpur Electricity Supply Company (KESCO), a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956.

Need for further unbundling of UPPCL (responsible for both Transmission and Distribution functions) along functional lines was again felt after the enactment of the Electricity Act 2003, and four new distribution companies (“Discoms”) were created vide Uttar Pradesh Transfer of Distribution Undertaking Scheme 2003-

  • Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (Agra Discom),
  • Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (Lucknow Discom),
  • Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (Meerut Discom) and
  • Poorvanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (Varanasi Discom)

UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd.

UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. was constituted on 25.08.1980 under the companies act 1956 for construction of new thermal power projects in the state sector. on 14.1.2000, in accordance to up state electricity reforms acts 1999, up state electricity board, till then responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of power within the state of Uttar Pradesh, was unbundled and operations of the state sector thermal power stations was handed over to UPRVUNL.

Today it is looking after operations of five number thermal power plants located in different parts of up, with a total installed generation capacity of 3877 MW. with planting facility as follows.

2X500 MW
3X210 MW = 630 MW
2X500 MW = 1000 MW
1630 MW
3X100 MW
5X200 MW
4X40 MW = 160 MW
3X94 MW = 282 MW
5X200 MW = 1000 MW
1442 MW
PANKI TPS 2X110 MW 2X105 MW = 210 MW 210 MW
PARICHHA TPS 2X110 MW 2X110 MW = 220 MW 220 MW
2X55 MW
2X60 MW
1X110 MW
1X40 MW = 40 MW
2X55 MW = 110 MW
2X60 MW = 120 MW
1X105 MW = 105 MW
375 MW


Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited


  • To establish operate and maintain Hydro Electric Power Stations along with associated sub-stations and transmission lines.
  • Sale of electricity generated to UPPCL
  • Survey, Investigation and Preparation of DPR for new Hydro Electric Projects.
  • Renovation & Modernisation of running projects.
  • Development of Hydro Electric Power Projects in the state in line with the policy of State Govt.

UP Power Transmission Corporation Limited

UP Power Transmission Corporation Limited, incorporated under the Companies Act 1956, was incorporated in 2004 with the main objective to acquire, establish, construct, take over, erect, lay, operate, run, manage, hire, lease, buy, sell, maintain, enlarge, alter, renovate, modernize, work and use electrical transmission lines and/or network through extra high voltage, high voltage and associated sub-stations, cables, wires, connected with transmission ancillary services, telecommunication and telemetering equipment in the State of U.P. and elsewhere.

400 KV ( 4259.415 )
Zone No. of Lines Length(Circuit kms.)
TC 4 2220.00
TE 4 1750.00
TS 2 1110.00
TW 4 2850.00
Total 14 7930.00
220 KV (6904.149)
Zone No. of Lines Length(Circuit kms.)
TC 12 3000.00
TE 10 3010.00
TS 15 3740.00
TW 17 4980.00
Total 54 14730.00
132 KV (11383.911)
Zone No. of Lines Length(Circuit kms.)
TC 46 3500.00
TE 74 4850.00
TS 52 4705.00
TW 64 6002.00
Total 236 19057.00

Kanpur Electricity Supply Company Ltd.(KESCo)

The Kanpur Electricity Supply Company Ltd.(KESCo, formerly known as Kanpur Electricity Supply Authority) is a electrical power company in Kanpur, India. It was formed on January 14, 2000.

KESCo is responsible for distribution and bulk supply of power in Kanpur and provides power to over 427,158 consumers, comprising of approximately 3.5 lakhs domestic, 73 thousand commercial, 8 thousand others including small, medium, large and heavy power connections. Maintaining all the consumers through a network based on 61 electrical substations of 33/6.6 KV level, 333 feeders of 11 KV level and more than 3000 distribution transformers of different levels.

KESCo has been overtaken by Torrent Power.

Noida Power Company Limited

Noida Power Company Limited distributes power in Greater Noida, near Delhi in Uttar Pradesh, which is being developed as an industrial hub and urban settlements. The Company reaches out to a population of about 2 lac spread across hamlets, villages and a new township spanning an area of 335 sq. km.


The Company is a joint venture between the RPG Group, a leading business house in India and Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, an autonomous body of U.P. Government responsible for town planning and infrastructure development. The venture marks the strategic entry of the Group into privatized distribution of electricity in North India.

The Company started its operations in December 1993 under a 30-year license from U.P. Government.

The Company executed an Agreement with the erstwhile U.P. State Electricity Board (now U.P. Power Corporation Limited) in November 1993 for transfer of the supply arrangements and sourcing of bulk power. Currently, the peak load served is 88MVA as against 18 MVA in 1994-95, reflecting a steady increase in consumer demand.

The customer base has expanded from 4677 in 1993 to 41215 in March 2008. The rural population provided with subsidized electricity consumes 12% of the energy demand and has agriculture as the main source of income. Otherwise, the load profile is dominated by large and heavy industries that constitute 63% of energy sale and contribute as much as 70% of the Company’s income. Urban, institutional and smaller industrial consumers account for the balance business.

Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited

Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited is the successor to Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited for distribution of power in western U.P. It started functioning in the month of July, 2003 with Mr.Awanish Kumar Awasthi as the Managing Director. The geographical coverage of the newly formed company extends to the districts of Saharanpur , Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut , Baghpat, Ghaziabad , Bulandshahar, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Moradabad , Rampur, and Gautam Budh Nagar, with headquarters at Meerut. In terms of revenue collection, PVVNL is a Rupees 170 Billion plus (Financial Year 2002-03) company. After its inception in July, 2003 the company has improved its revenues by over 17% up to November, 2003 as compared to the corresponding period last year. Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited is committed for better consumer service, more revenue realization and electricity supply of good quality.

Districts which are serviced by PVVNL:

  • Saharanpur
  • Merut
  • Ghajiabad
  • Muzaffarnagar
  • Bulandshahar
  • Baghpat
  • Noida
  • J.P Nagar
  • Rampur
  • Bijnor
  • Moradabad

Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited

Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.

Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. is responsible for power distribution in the Twenty districts of Uttar Pradesh. DVVNL covers an area of 31,34.95 Sq. Kms. with 4,38,42,782 population.

Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd

Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. is a company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 and having its registered office at 4-A, Gokhle Marg, Lucknow, for carrying out the business of Distribution of electricity within the Area of Supply. Area of supply will include following districts of the State of Uttar Pradesh: Budaun, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur, Hardoi, Sitapur, Unnao, Bahraich ,Shrawasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Barabanki, Rae Bareilly, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Ambedkarnagar and Lucknow.
MVVNL started functioning as an independent Distribution company in July 2003.

U.P Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC)

Keeping the restructuring of the power sector in mind, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has enacted the U. P. Electricity Reform Act 1999 and has set up the U. P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC).


  • That electricity will be supplied under the most efficient conditions in terms of cost and quality to support the economic development of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Power sector would cease to be a burden to the state’s budget and would eventually become a net generator of financial resources.
  • Protection of Interest of Consumers.


The Commission is vested with the same powers as that of a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure 1908 (Central Act 5 of 1908) for obtaining information and evidence.

The Commission has the power to call any person or undertaking to produce before it documents relating to any matter concerning the generation, transmission, distribution and supply or use of electricity.

The Commission may by order call any person or generating company to furnish any information concerning the activities carried out by such person/company relating to generation, transmission, distribution and supply or use of electricity.

The Commission is entitled to consult such persons or groups of persons who may be affected by its discharge of its functions.

The Commission has the power to act as arbitrator or nominate arbitrators to adjudicate and settle disputes arising between licensees.


  1. To regulate the purchase, distribution, supply and utilization of electricity, the quality of service, the tariff and charges payable keeping in view the interest of the consumer as well as the consideration that the supply and distribution cannot be maintained unless the charges for the electricity supplied are adequately levied and duly collected.
  2. To promote efficiency, economy and safety in the use of electricity in the State, including and in particular, in regard to quality, continuity and reliability of service, the standard of performance by the units engaged in the electricity supply industry in the State, the efficient utilization and conservation of energy, appropriate demand side management and reduction of wastes and losses in the use of electricity and to enable all reasonable demands for electricity to be met.
  3. To issue licences in accordance with the provisions of the Act and determine the conditions to be included in the licences.
  4. To regulate the working of the licensees and to promote their working in an efficient, economical and equitable manner.
  5. To regulate the assets, properties and interest in properties concerning or related to the electricity industry in the state.
  6. To aid and advise in matters concerning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in the state.
  7. To promote competitiveness and progressively involve the participation of private sector, while ensuring a fair deal to the customers.
  8. To collect data and forecast on the demand for, and use of, electricity and to require the licensees to collect such data and forecast.
  9. To require licensees to formulate perspective plans and schemes in co-ordination with others for the promotion of generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity.
  10. To set appropriate codes of conduct and standards for the electricity industry in the state and standards of service to the consumers by licensees.
  11. To co-ordinate with environmental regulatory agencies and to evolve policies and procedures for appropriate environmental regulations of the electricity sector and utilities in the State and
  12. To undertake all incidental or ancillary functions connected with the electricity sector.

One Response to UP Electricity Board

  1. Amar Kant Prasad says:

    Very good production,But it can be increased by good effort of the officail and technicains.

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