UTTARAKHAND POWER SECTOR ? AN OVERVIEW 360 degree
Uttaranchal, the 27th State of India was created on 9th November 2000 as the 10th Himalayan State of the country blessed with the natural and mineral resources in abundance and poised to be a 20000 MW HYDRO POWER HUB of India in the future.
Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd (UPCL), formerly Uttaranchal Power Corporation Ltd was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on February 12, 2001 consequent upon the formation of the State of Uttarachal. UPCL, has been entrusted to cater to the Transmission & Distribution Sectors inherited after the de merger from UPPCL (erstwhile UPSEB) since 1st April 2001. The Electricity Act. 2003 mandated the separation of Transmission functions under Power Sector Reforms. On 1st June 2004, the Power Transmission Corporation Limited (PTCUL) was formed to maintain & operate 132 KV & above Transmission Lines & substations in the State. Today UPCL, the State Power Distribution Utility of the Government of Uttaranchal (GoU) caters to the Sub ?Transmission & Distribution Secondary Substations & Distribution Lines 66 KV & below in the State.
UPCL - the Frontline State Power Distribution Utility & service provider of QUALITY & RELIABLE POWER SUPPLY to over 1.08 million consumers of electricity spread over the 13 Districts of Uttarakhand i.e Dehradun, Pauri, Tehri, Haridwar, Pithoragarh, Almora, Nainital, Uttarkashi, Udhamsingh Nagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Bageshwar & Champawat. These electrical consumers are categorized depending ont heir domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial loads. UPCL is also the first electrical utility in India to initiate women empowerment by employing local women through Self Help Groups, as franchisees, for meter reading, bill distribution and revenue collection.
UPCL looks forward to a committed participation from a Team of professionals always striving for performance excellence with new innovative technologies to strengthen the Power Distribution Infrastructure of the STATE in Seamless Integration with Generation & Transmission Utilities for the Socio ? economic development.. A comprehensive POWER EVACUATION PLAN is underway with construction of new 33/11 KV Substations in the State.
. Good quality,
. 24X7 power supply and
. At competitive rates
to all the consumers of the State of Uttarakhand.
Uttaranchal Power Corporation Ltd. was created on the 1st April 2001 after the de-merger from UPPCL (erstwhile UPSEB) catering to the Transmission & Distribution Infrastructure in the Uttaranchal born on 9th November 2000 as the 27th State of India & 10th Himalayan State of the country. Since then UPCL is engaged for improving the power supply of Uttaranchal State with the following (MISSION) aims & objectives :
. To achieve 100% Rural Electrification Infrastructure for Electrification of Villages & Hamlets by March 2009 and Rural Households by March 2012.
. To provide 24x7 reliable, quality and un-interrupted supply to its consumers. ? To provide POWER TO ALL on demand.
. To provide POWER TO ALL on demand.
. To strengthen the existing power network based on present advanced technology with an objective to reduce T&D losses.
. To provide power system network with minimal environmental impact.
. To plan and provide strong power system to the state and its consumers at an affordable cost.
. To develop a professionally managed organization.
. To generate additional revenue for the Corporation and State by developing a strong, adequate, reliable and cohesive power network based on most techno-economical aspects to contribute towards the development and prosperity of the State.
. To improve social status of the people.
. To reduce poverty of the people.
. To provide employment in the rural sections by providing reliable supply.
. To establish Consumer Care Centre, Central Call Centre etc. to provide Quality Service to the Consumers.
. To release Electricity Connection to the consumers under Talkal Sewa within 24 hours for better service to them.
. To contribute to the formation of a developed & progressive Uttaranchal State.