Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation

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Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited
Native name
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಪ್ರಸರಣ ನಿಗಮ ನಿಯಮಿತ
Public company
Industry Power Transmission
Predecessor Karnataka Electricity Board
Founded 1 August 1999; 18 years ago (1999-08-01)
Headquarters Bengaluru, India
Area served
Key people
Products Power Transmission
  • Increase 2,875.43 crore (2015–16)
  • 2395.80 crore (2014–15)
Website 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.

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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 Kumaraswamy.[4]


The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) came under intense criticism with its telephonic helpline number 1912, due to rampant power cuts, after which Bescom added mobile numbers to its existing call answering facilities for different regions in the city.[5]


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