INTRODUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT

           Union Territory of Chandigarh came into existence with effect from 01/11/1966 after re-organization of erstwhile state of Punjab. The Local Distribution of electricity in Chandigarh was taken over by the Chandigarh Admn. from the PSEB on 2nd May, 1967 and is responsible for Transmission and Distribution of power supply up to consumers door-step for making quality and continuous power supply available to each and every resident. The Electricity Operation Circle is headed by Superintending Engineer along with four Executive Engineers with the employees strength of 1246 approx.

          The peak demand of UT Electricity Department has touched 323 MW on dated 24.05.2010 which was met from different Central/State Generating stations. UT Chandigarh has no generating capacity of its own because the generating projects are found to be techno-economically not viable. At present, the City is receiving 51% of its power through Mohali (PSEB), about 9 % through Dhulkote (BBMB) and remaining 40 % through Nalagarh. The city has a transmission network which comprises of one No.220 KV Sub Station at Kishangarh Manimajra, 13 Nos. 66 KV Sub Stations and 5 Nos. 33 KV Sub Stations. At present, the city has 197931 consumers as on 31.03.2011 which includes 1,69,288 domestic consumers, 24,619 commercial consumers and about 2644 industrial consumers. The average power requirement is around 43. lac units per day. UT has an allocation of 187-263 MW of power from different Central/State Generating Stations during different hours of the day. Per capita consumption is 1468 units per person per annum. Besides this, Chandigarh Administration is maintaining 19437 numbers overhead tube type of street light points within sectors (i.e. V-6) roads.






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