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 upto 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 1480 approx.

          The peak demand of UT Electricity Department is around 282 MW which is being 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 67% of its power through Mohali (PSEB), about 10% through Dhulkote (BBMB) and remaining 23% through Nalagarh. The city has a transmission network which comprises of one No.220 KV Sub Station at Kishangarh Manimajra, 11 Nos. 66 KV Sub Stations and 6 Nos. 33 KV Sub Stations. At present the city has 2,00,000 consumers which includes 1,72,653 domestic consumers, 21,428 commercial consumers and about 2,300 industrial consumers. The average power requirement is around 32.49 lac units per day. UT has an allocation of 166 - 236 MW of power from different Central/State Generating Stations during different hours of the day. Per capita consumption is 1168 units per person per annum. Besides this, Chandigarh Administration is maintaining 19437 number of street light points within sectors (i.e. V-6) roads.






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