Last Updated On: February 10, 2022
Uttarakhand, land of origin of life giving waters of rivers ‘Ganga’ & ‘Yamuna’ is 27th state of India formed on 9th November, 2000. It is often referred to as the ‘Devbhumi’ - Land of the Gods, due to a large number pilgrimage center’s especially ‘ChaarDhaam’. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is one of the most picturesque states in the country that enthralls everyone with its spectacularly scenic landscapes. It has been a favoured choice for travellers from around the world, who visit this mighty land every year to attain salvation for a life transforming experience.
Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), a Government of Uttarakhand Undertaking is a sole electricity distribution licensee of the state. Today, UPCL is supplying electricity to its 2.6 million consumers across the State . The turnover of the Company during Financial Year 2020-21 was Rs. 6941 Cr. UPCL is committed to supply quality and reliable power to its consumers at affordable cost.
Brief History of the UPCL
The history of Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) can be traced back to erstwhile U.P. State Electricity Board (UPSEB). The erstwhile U.P. State Electricity Board was trifurcated pursuant to enactment of U.P. Electricity Reforms Act, 1999. U.P. State Electricity Reforms Transfer Scheme, 2000 was promulgated for execution of the trifurcation of erstwhile UPSEB into U.P. Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), U.P. Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UPJVNL) and U.P.Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited.
The State of U.P. was bifurcated by enforcement of U.P. Reorganization Act, 2000 (In short Reorganization Act) as a result thereof the State of Uttarakhand came into existence. UPCL was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on 12-02-2001. UPCL was initially entrusted with the work of transmission and distribution of electricity in the State of Uttarakhand. As per the mandate of Electricity Act, 2003, the transmission business was transferred to a newly formed State owned company named as “Power Transmission Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited” from 01-06-2004. Since then UPCL is a sole distribution licensee for distribution of electricity in the state.
In 7th Annual Integrated Rating of Discom’s released by Ministry of Power, Government of India, UPCL was ranked at 7th place with top category of A+ among 41 Discom’s of the Country and Uttarakhand was ranked 3rd among all states.
UPCL At a Glance
S. No. Particulars Unit As on 31-March-2021 1 Electricity Consumers lac 26.11 2 Contracted Load MW 7205 3 Turnover (2020-21) Rs. Cr. 6454 4 33/11 kV Sub-stations Nos. 357 5 Capacity of 33/11 kV Sub-stations MVA 4906 6 33 kV Line Km. 5577 7 11 kV Line Km. 44359 8 LT Line Km. 68032 9 11/0.4 kV DTRs Nos. 78579 10 Capacity of 11/0.4 kV DTRs MVA 5037 11 Private Tubewell Connections Nos. 38428