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POWER   UTILITIES  IN
THE STATE OF WEST BENGAL

Kolaghat Thermal Power Station

Name of Utility Installed Capacity (in MW) Command Area
Under State Public Sector as on 31.03.2015
West Bengal State Electricity
Distribution Company Limited
(WBSEDCL)

1075.95

Entire State excepting command areas under other utilities i.e. DPL,CESC Ltd, IPCL and DVC

West Bengal Power Development Corp. Ltd.
(WBPDCL)

4365

No command area of its own. WBSEDCL distributes entire power generation by WBPDCL.

Durgapur Projects Ltd.
(DPL)

660

Supplies power to part of Durgapur. Surplus power is fed to WBSEDCL grid.

West Bengal Renewable
Energy Development Agency
(WBREDA)

-

No command area of its own. WBREDA helps the state Government, Panchayets, Municipal Bodies and NGOs on all matters relating to promotion of alternative sources of energy.

West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation (WBGEDCL)

Solar(grid Connected) 2

No command area of its own. WBGEDCL sells this power to IPCL.

TOTAL
(STATE PUBLIC SECTOR )

6102.95

Under Central Public Sector
Damodar Valley Corporation 
(DVC)





Allocation for West Bengal

Thermal    : 4750.00
Hydel       : 63.20

 --------------------
 Total      : 4813.20
(in West Bengal)


50

Damodar Valley Corp. is jointly owned by the Govt. of India, Govt. of West Bengal and Govt. of Jharkhand. DVC is a multipurpose river valley project set up under Act No. XIV of 1948 for unified development of the Damodar Valley area. DVC supplies power at 33 KV in the districts of Bankura, Bardhaman, Howrah, Hooghly and Purulia in WB. Caters to the core sector consumers like Railways, Collieries, Steel, Other Industries and WBSEDCL and CESC Ltd. at 132 KV and 33 KV. Connected load is 210.8 MVA in WB.

National Thermal Power Corporation
(Govt. of India Undertaking)
(NTPC)




Allocation for West Bengal

2100.00
(in West Bengal)





786
( including thermal part of Bundled Power )

WBSEDCL has the following share from Central Power Station of Eastern Region including NTPC.

NTPC at

Farakka I & II – 503.3 MW
                    III – 161.0 MW
Talcher – 100.2MW
Kahelgaon I&II – 21.5 MW

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC)
(Govt. of India Undertaking)
Allocation for West Bengal
TLDP III & IV
Rangeet (From Sikkim)
Teesta (From Sikkim)

292.00
(in West Bengal)

292
17
122

TLDP- III (132 MW) +
TLDP- IV(160 MW)

NVVNL through Jawharlal NehruNational Solar Mission:
Allocation for West Bengal

50

(Solar Power Allocated from Rajasthan )

Outside Hydel Power
(Allocated for West Bengal)


Baghlier (From Kasmir)
Chukha (From Bhutan)
Kurichhu (From Bhutan)
TALA (From Bhutan)
Mython Power Ltd. (From Jharkhand )




100
86
30
390
280.5

Power Allocated for West Bengal

TOTAL
(CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR in WB)

7205.20

 
Thermal Power Under Private Sector
Calcutta Electric Supply Company Ltd.
(CESC Ltd.)

1725.00

State Private Sector
India Power Corporation Ltd.
(IPCL)

12.00

State Private Sector
APNRL (Adhunik power natural resource ltd.) at Jharkhand

100

Power Allocated for West Bengal
(Private Sector in Jharkhand)
TOTAL
(PRIVATE SECTOR in West Bengal)

1737.00

 
TOTAL
(INSTALLED CAPACITY IN WEST BENGAL)

15045.15

 
CPSU Power & Outside Power Allocated for West Bengal 2303.5  
Eastern Regional Power
Committee 
(ERPC)
 

Under Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The Chairmen of Power Utilities of the five States of the Eastern Region are the members. One of the members is selected as the Chairman of the ERPC. An officer of CEA is the member-Secretary of ERPC. The main function of the ERPC is to ensure grid discipline.

Eastern Regional Load
Despatch Centre
(ERLDC)
 

Functioning under the control of POSOCO (a subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.). Its main function is to control load despatch on real time basis.

 

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