Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam

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Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL)
Public Limited
PredecessorGujarat Electricity Board (GEB)
FoundedVadodara, India (May 1999 (May 1999))
Number of locations
Corporate office, Vadodara
Area served
ServicesPower generation, transmission and distribution
Number of employees
100+ (2008)

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) is an electrical services umbrella company in the state of Gujarat, India. It was set up in May 1999 and is registered under the Companies Act, 1956. The Company was created by the Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) as its wholly owned subsidiary in the context of liberalization and as a part of efforts towards restructuring of the power sector with the aim of improving efficiency in management and delivery of services to consumers.As a part of Power Reform Process, the Electricity Act, 2003, was passed by the Central Government and Gujarat Electricity Industry (Re-organization & Regulation) Act, 2003, was passed by the Government of Gujarat to restructure the Electricity Industry with an aim to improve efficiency in management and delivery of services to consumers.

Under the provisions of the said Acts Govt. of Gujarat framed the Gujarat Electricity Industry Re-organization & Comprehensive Transfer Scheme, 2003, (the Transfer Scheme) vide Government Notification dated 24-10-2003 for transfer of assets/liabilities etc. of erstwhile GEB to the successor entities.

Accordingly erstwhile Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) was reorganized effective from 1 April 2005 into Seven Companies with functional responsibilities of Trading, Generation, Transmission and Distribution etc.

The Companies incorporated are as under:

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) Holding Company
Gujarat State Electricity Corp. Ltd.(GSECL) Generation
Gujarat Energy Transmission Corp. Ltd.(GETCO) Transmission
Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (UGVCL) Distribution
Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (DGVCL) Distribution
Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (MGVCL) Distribution
Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (PGVCL) Distribution

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited was incorporated as a Govt. of Gujarat Company. Since 100% Shares in the other six companies are held by GUVNL w.e.f 1 April 2005 they have become Subsidiary Companies of GUVNL as per the provisions of the Companies Act,1956.

The GUVNL is engaged in the business of bulk purchase and sale of electricity, Supervision, Co-ordination and facilitation of the activities of its six Subsidiary Companies. The GSECL is engaged in the business of Generation of Electricity. The GETCO is engaged in the business of Transmission of Electricity. The UGVCL,DGVCL,MGVCL and PGVCL are engaged in the business of Distribution of Electricity in the Northern, Southern, Central and Western areas of Gujarat respectively.

Functions of GUVNL[edit]

The Company was incorporated to take over the assets, liabilities and personnel of the GEB in accordance with Schedule G of the Main Transfer Scheme Notification dated 24 October 2003. The Company has to carry out the residual functions (including power trading) of the defunct GEB.

One of the functions of the Company includes coordination of the activities of its subsidiaries, business, and works to determine their economic and financial objectives and targets and to review, control, guide and direct their performance with a view to secure optimum utilization of all resources placed at their disposal.

Subsidiary companies[edit]

  • Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSEC)
  • Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (GETCO)
  • State Load Dispatch Center (SLDC)
  • Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited (DGVCL)
  • 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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