The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited
A Govt Of West Bengal Enterprise | CIN : U40104WB1985SGC039154
Main Objectives :
1. West Bengal is committed to providing good quality uninterrupted power supply to all its people at affordable rates.
2. It is also committed to establishing commercial viability in the power sector so that the necessary investment needs of the sector can be met to cater to increasing demand for accelerating economic growth in West Bengal.
In order to achieve these objectives, Government of West Bengal has taken the following steps :
a) Government of West Bengal has set up West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd. In 1985.
b) Government of West Bengal has established West Bengal Rural Energy Development Corporation in 1998. The Corporation has the mandate of electrification of the rural areas and supply of electricity at 400 volts and below to consumers in rural sector of the State with active involvement of Panchayat institutions.
c) West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission has been constituted on 31st March, 1999. The Commission is currently considering the tariff petitions filed by WBSEB and other power utilities in the State.
The primary objective of the Company has always been to promote the business of electric power generation and evacuation for subsequent supply in the state. In fact, presently the total installed capacity of the state is 8567MW (Thermal –7289 MW , Hydel– 1116MW, Renewable –162MW ) as on Sep-2012 of which, with a capacity of 3860 MW, this premier state owned Power Utility generates bulk of the State’s power supply.
With an objective to improve station heat rate and after building of all generating stations under one umbrella as advised by the State Government, the then WBSEB had handed over the management of Bandel and Santaldih Thermal Power Stations to WBPDCL in the year 2001, since WBPDCL was then performing well in maintaining Kolaghat TPS, Bakreswar TPP and Sagardighi TPP.