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DEPARTMENT OF POWER & NES
To evolve general policies and programmes as well as
perspective planning on development of electricity in the state and ensure implementation
of the same through various power utilities in public and private sector.
exercise control over the generation, distribution and utilisation of electricity in the
state for the general well-being of the people.
Administration of the Electricity Act, 2003 and Rules & Regulations in the state through the Directorate of Electricity, West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission and the utilities. Also, processing and enactment of appropriate state legislation on power policy as may be required from time to time
and co-ordination of the activities of various power utilities in the state to ensure
cohesive growth and resolving the conflicts/disputes among them, if any.
and providing requisite inputs towards acceleration of the implementation of power
Liaison with Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, Central Electricity Authority, REC and other concerned depts. of Union and State Govts.
Matter relating to appointment of Chairman and members of West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission.
pertaining to Rural Electrification Programme.
relating to Energy Management, Energy Audit, Conservation of Energy, Pilferage/loss of
energy, Pollution Control measures, Renovation & Modernisation of power plants.
Issues pertaining to different forms of non-conventional (renewable) energy.