West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company
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|Public Sector Undertaking|
|Founded||1 April 2007|
|Headquarters||Vidyut Bhavan, Block- DJ, Sector-II, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|West Bengal, India|
|Sri Shantanu Bose, IAS (Chairman)|
|Revenue||₹1,985.27 crore (US$290 million) (2017-18) |
|₹40.3 crore (US$5.8 million) (2017-18) |
|Total equity||₹22.96 crore (US$3.3 million) (2017-18) |
West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) was established in 2007 following the unbundling of the state electricity board of West Bengal and responsible for providing power to 96% of West Bengal with a customer base of more than 1.68 crore across the state. The company has achieved a profit of ₹95.13 crore (US$14 million or €12 million) (PAT) in the fiscal year 2010-11.
The Government of West Bengal unbundled the erstwhile West Bengal State Electricity Board (WBSEB) into two companies viz., West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) and West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company (WBSETCL). The main business of WBSEDCL is distribution and hydro generation of electricity. It is also the nodal Agency of the Government of West Bengal for undertaking Rural Electrification task in the State with objective of providing access of electricity to all rural households in the state in line with the National Rural Electrification Policy. After successful implementation of Purulia Pumped Storage Project in 10th Plan period with a capacity of 900 MW hydel power, the Company has taken up the ambitious plan of implementing Turga Pumped Storage Project in the 13th Plan period with installed capacity of 4 x 250 MW.
The Company is managed by a Board of Directors comprising twelve members out of which seven are Executive Directors including Chairman & Managing Director. Besides one Woman Director and four Independent Directors constitute the Board.
Over the years, WBSEDCL has been continually evolving to position itself as a leading Power Utility services organization of the Country. In the changing landscape, post recent global slowdown, it is anticipated that demand for electricity will change rapidly and expectations will also increase exponentially. WBSEDCL continually strives to enhance the quality of services delivered to its customers. WBSEDCL provides quality power to a gargantuan customer base of more than 1.88 crore across West Bengal through its service network spanning 5 Zones, 20 Regional Offices, 74 Distribution Divisions and 521 Customer Care Centers.
Awards and recognition
The organisation won several awards from several organisations.
- Best Performing Power Distribution Utility Award at ICC India Energy Summit - 2019
- Purulia Pump Storge Hydel Project Award at ICC India Energy Summit - 2018
- "One of the Best Innovations" in "Energy Storage through Hydro" Award at ICC India Energy Summit - 2018
- Best Power Utility Award at ICC India Energy Summit - 2018