Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company

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Public Limited (subsidiary of GUVNL)
Industry Power Distribution
Genre Corporate
Predecessor Gujarat Electricity Board [GEB]
Founded Vadodara, INDIA (May 1999 (May 1999))
Headquarters Corporate Office, Surat, Surat, INDIA
Number of locations
Many 2008-03-31
Area served
Gujarat [INDIA]
Services Power Distribution
Number of employees
4,500+ (2011)
Parent Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd.
Website www.dgvcl.com

Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. is an electricity company that was incorporated on 15 September 2003 by Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB). The Company obtained the Certificate of the Commencement of Business on 15 October 2003. The company was one of several created as a part of efforts towards restructuring of the power sector in the state of Gujarat in India.


DGVCL, Surat. The company is involved in electricity sub-transmission distribution and retail supply in the State of Gujarat or outside the State. Their mandate is to establish and use a power system network and to buy and sell electrical energy, and to collect information with an eye towards further system improvements.

The Gujarat Electricity Industry (Re-Organization & Regulation) Act 2003 paved the way for comprehensive reform and restructuring of the State Electricity Board with an aim to restructure the Electricity Industry in a manner that will ensure the long term viability and sustainability of the power sector in the state. As a part of the reform process, the GEB was disaggregated into several autonomous entities.

The Electricity Act 2003 introduced competition by way of open access in the transmission and distribution of electricity. The Act also provided for reorganization of the Electricity Boards through appropriate transfer schemes being formulated by the state governments. The Government of Gujarat reorganized the GEB functionally into a Generation Company, a Transmission Company and four Distribution Companies. Thereby Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited became functional on 1 April 2005.

See also[edit]

  • Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited GUVNL
  • Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited GSEC
  • Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation limited Getco
  • State Load Dispatch Center SLDC
  • Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Limited MGVCL
  • Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited PGVCL
  • Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited UGVCL
  • Gujarat Energy Training and Research Institute GETRI

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