Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation
The Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited, also known as KPTCL, is the sole electricity transmission and distribution company in state of Karnataka. 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. This electricity transmission and distribution entity was corporatised to provide efficient and reliable electric power supply to the people of Karnataka state.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಪ್ರಸರಣ ನಿಗಮ ನಿಯಮಿತ
|Predecessor||Karnataka Electricity Board|
|Founded||1 August 1999|
Zones and circlesEdit
|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.
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.
- "About Us". Kptcl.com.
- "Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited". Kptcl.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
- "Karnataka's Electricity Sector Transformation : India's Leading Renewable Energy State" (PDF). Ieefa.org. July 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
- "D K Shivakumar gets energy portfolio in Karnataka cabinet". Thehindubusinessline.com.
- "Bescom, just a ring away". Bangalore Mirror.