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Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation

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The Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited, also known as KPTCL, is the sole electricity transmission and distribution company in state of Karnataka.[2] Its origin was in Karnataka Electricity Board. Until 2002, the Karnataka Electricity Board (KEB) handled electricity transmission and distribution across the state. It was then broken up, with Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (KPTCL) established to manage the transmission business.[3] This electricity transmission and distribution entity was corporatised to provide efficient and reliable electric power supply to the people of Karnataka state.

Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited
Native name
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಪ್ರಸರಣ ನಿಗಮ ನಿಯಮಿತ
Public company
IndustryPower Transmission
PredecessorKarnataka Electricity Board
Founded1 August 1999; 19 years ago (1999-08-01)
HeadquartersBengaluru, India
Area served
Key people
  • HD Kumaraswamy, Chairman
  • Dr. Selvakumar.S , IAS MD
  • Dr. H.N.GopalaKrishna, IAS, Director (Administration and Human Resource)[1]
ProductsPower Transmission
  • Increase 2,875.43 crore (2015–16)
  • 2395.80 crore (2014–15)


Zones and circlesEdit

Zone Name Description
MESCOM Mangalore Electricity Supply Company
BESCOM Bangalore Electricity Supply Company
HESCOM Hubali Electricity Supply Company
GESCOM Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company
CESCOM Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation

KPTCL buys power from power generating companies like Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and other IPPs (Independent Power Producers) like GMR, Jindal, Lanco(UPCL) etc., and sell them to their respective ESCOMS.


Company is governed under the purview of Ministry of Energy.Department is headed by a cabinet grade minister. Currently H D kumaraswamy is the minister under the chief ministership of him.[4]


The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) came under intense criticism with its telephonic helpline number 1912, due to rampant power cuts, after which Bescom added mobile numbers to its existing call answering facilities for different regions in the city.[5]


  1. ^ "About Us".
  2. ^ "Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited". Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Karnataka's Electricity Sector Transformation : India's Leading Renewable Energy State" (PDF). July 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  4. ^ "D K Shivakumar gets energy portfolio in Karnataka cabinet".
  5. ^ "Bescom, just a ring away". Bangalore Mirror.

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