The department through its Electric Works Department carries out and maintains the internal electricity system in the government buildings of the State. Under the provisions of the electricity act, 2003 and Indian electricity rules, 1956 the department has established the Electrical Inspectorate to carry out inspection of electrical installations and oversee public safety with regard to electricity and settle disputes regarding electricity supply system.
Experience all over the world has shown that enhanced accessibility to electricity enhances lifestyles leading to higher demand of electricity. The per-capita consumption of the consumers in Delhi is more than 1400 units per annum as against the national average of 355 units. Delhi, being an urban place with high load density, has seen the electricity consumption increasing from 20040.22 MUs in 2003-04 to 23790.99 MUs in 2009-10. The increase in percentage terms is 18.71% for Delhi for the past seven years. Power sector has become a serious challenge for the Government as it is the primary driver for all round development of the territory.
Himachal Pradesh has high altitude ranging from 350 to 6975 meters with climate conditions varying from semi-tropicalto semi-arctic. The total population of Himachal Pradesh as per 2001 census was 61,77,248 with population density being 93 persons per sq. Km. However, there are wide variations in area and population figures of the districts and district-wise density varies from 2 persons per sq. km. in Lahaul Spiti to 330 persons. Electric supply at the time of formation of the state in 1948 was available only in the capitals of the erstwhile princely states and the connected load at the time was less than 500 kW. Thus the organization of the power utility in the state began relatively recently and first electrical division was formed in August,1953 under the Public Works Department. Subsequently a department of M.P.P. and Power was formed in April, 1964 after realizing the need for exploiting the substantial hydel potential available in the river basins. Thereafter, the State Electricity Board in accordance with the provisions of Electricity Supply Act (1948) was formed in the year 1971. Accordingly, all functions of the Department of Multipurpose projects, Power such as generation, execution of hydro electric projects except functions of flood control and minor irrigation were transferred to the board. Since then the State Electricity Board has made long strides in executing the targets entrusted to it and at present is fully competent in organization and infrastructure to take up any challenges.
Energy and Petrochemicals Department is one of the administrative department of sachivalaya. The subjects assigned to the energy and petrochemicals department in rules of business and administrative set-up thereof has been mentioned respective in annexure A and annexure B. Energy and petrochemicals department contains hierarchy of a principal secretary as the head of department, three deputy secretaries, one director to rail movement and five under secretaries. The working of the department is divided in four branches, each headed by section officer i.e.class II Gazatted officer.
Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd (KSEBLtd) is a public sector agency under the Government of Kerala, India, that generates,transmits and distributes the electricity supply in the state. Established in 1957, the agency comes under the authority of the Department of Power. Kerala State Electricity Board business in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and striving to provide quality electricity at affordable cost to all classes of consumers in the state of Kerala.