Introduction To Electricity Wing

Union Territory of Chandigarh came into existence with effect from 1st November, 1966 after reorganization of erstwhile state of Punjab. An early entrant to the planning process, Chandigarh has emerged as one of the most developed Union Territories in India and even achieved the ranking of one of the best UTs in India with regards to investment environment, infrastructure and tourism. The total population of the Union Territory is around 10.55 Lakhs as per 2011 census.

The Local Distribution of electricity in Chandigarh was taken over by the Chandigarh Administration from the PSEB on 2nd May, 1967. The Electricity Wing of Engineering Department, Chandigarh is part of Chandigarh Administration, UT of Chandigarh and is responsible for Transmission and Distribution of power supply up to consumers’ door-step. The Electricity Department of Chandigarh is responsible for ensuring quality and continuous power supply to each and every resident of Chandigarh at the most economical rates. All the sectors and villages of Chandigarh are electrified and any desiring consumer can avail power supply by submitting requisition in the prescribed form to the appropriate office of the Department subject to fulfilment of the requisite conditions and payment of charges. The Electricity Operation Circle is headed by Superintending Engineer along with five Executive Engineers.

The Electricity Department of UT Administration of Chandigarh, a deemed licensee under section 14 of the Electricity Act 2003, is carrying out the business of transmission, distribution and retail supply of electricity in Chandigarh (UT). The Electricity Wing of Engineering Department, Chandigarh has been allowed to function as an integrated distribution licensee of Union Territory of Chandigarh. The Chandigarh Electricity Department doesn’t have its own generation and procures power from its allocation from central generating stations i.e. NTPC, NHPC, NPCIL, BBMB, SJVNL and THDC. The remaining is met through short term purchase under bilateral transactions and power exchange etc. At present, the City is receiving 39% of its power through Mohali, about 7 % through Dhulkote and remaining 54 % through Nalagarh.

KEY STATISTICS The table below gives an overview of present transmission and distribution infrastructure of Electricity Wing of Engineering Department, Chandigarh as of 31.03.2018:

Particulars Quantity (Unit)
220 KV Grid Sub Stations (Nos) 1
66 kV Grid Stations (Nos) 13
33 kV Grid Stations (Nos) 5
220 KV Feeders 108
66 KV Feeders (KMs) 128
33 KV Feeders (KMs) 22
11 KV Feeders (KMs) 873
LT Lines (KMs) 1621
Distribution Transformers (Nos) 2130
Street Light Points (Nos) 19627