Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation

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Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited
Public company
Industry Power Transmission
Predecessor Karnataka Electricity Board
Founded 1 August 1999
Headquarters Bengaluru, India
Area served
Key people
Narasimha Raju.D.N (Director)[1]
G.Kumar Naik (MD)[1]
Products Power Transmission
Revenue IncreaseINR 9725.5 million(2008-09)
IncreaseINR 140 million (2008-09)
Website www.kptcl.com

The Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited, also known as KPTCL is the sole electricity transmission and distribution company in state of Karnataka.[2] Its origin was in Karnataka Electricity Board. This electricity transmission and distribution entity was corporatised to provide efficient and reliable electric power supply to the people of Karnataka state.

Zones and Circles[edit]

  • The Zones and Circles are also known as ESCOMS

Each of these divisions look after distribution of electricity in a particular region of Karnataka. Whereas KPTCL looks after transmission.[3]

KPTCL buys power from power generating companies like Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and other IPPs (Independent Power Producers) like GMR, Jindal, Lanco(UPCL) etc., and sell them to their respective ESCOMS.


Company is governed under the purview of Ministry of Energy.Department is headed by a cabinet grade minister. Currently D. K Shivakumar is the minister under the chief ministership of Siddaramaiah.[4]


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