About Energy Department
has always given a high priority to the development of the power
sector. All segments of the electricity supply chain: generation,
transmission and distribution are important and all require attention.
Government of Karnataka is developing the power sector through the
- Expansion of power generation capacity
in the State by Karnataka Power Corporation, Government of India
Undertaking and other Private Power Producers.
- Bring down transmission and distribution losses by technical improvements and prevention of theft of electricity.
- Improving the quality of power supply with system improvements works.
- Expanding the transmission and distribution network to cover every corner of the State.
- Electrifying every hamlet and every house hold in the State in phased manner.
- Improving the efficiency of the electricity companies.
- Encouraging the development of renewable energy.
- Promoting energy conservation measures
1. Electricity Commission
Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission.
2. Organisations under the administrative control of the Energy Department
ii. State Transmission.
iii. Electrical Inspectorate.
iv. Electricity Supply Companies and corporation:
the year 1999, Karnataka embarked on a major reform of the power sector. As a
first step, Karnataka Electricity Board (KEB) was dissolved and in its place,
the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) was incorporated.
This was followed by the constitution of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory
Commission (KERC) in November 1999. In the next phase of the reform process,
the transmission and distribution business managed by KPTCL were unbundled in
June 2002. The distribution companies were formed to distribute power in
Karnataka. They are:
Bangalore Electricity Supply
Mangalore Electricity Supply Company
Hubli Electricity Supply
Gulbarga Electricity Supply
Electricity Supply Corporation.
v. Renewable Energy Development Agency:
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development
Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Ltd