In exercise of power conferred under Section 131(4) of the Electricity Act 2003, the Govt. of West Bengal unbundled West Bengal state Electricity Board into two Companies viz. West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) and West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL). Under the West Bengal Power Sector Reforms Transfer Scheme 2007, activities relating to Transmission and Load Dispatch business of WBSEB were transferred to West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL). In effect of the Power Sector Reforms Transfer Scheme 2007, West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited was incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act 1956 on 16.02.2007 and other obtained Certificate of Commencement of business on 21st March, 2007.
WBSETCL wholly owned by Govt. of West Bengal, is a professionally managed, a multi-sited Power Transmission Company in Eastern India. The Company has developed strong in-house expertise in various facets of power transmission business. As on the end of financial year 2016-17, the Company operates and maintains a transmission network of 12962 CKM of Extra High Voltage Transmission lines along with 117 sub-stations (400 KV- 66 KV) having total transformation capacity of 27752 MVA, spread over the entire stretch of the State of West Bengal. With focus of improving performance, the transmission system was consistently maintained at an availability of 99.91% for the year 2016-2017, at par with international standards.
The Company emphasize on evolving and adopting new technologies continuously to effectively meet the challenges of power transmission in the State of West Bengal. On operation and maintenance front, continuous efforts envisage to provide stable and quality power with minimum extent possible transmission loss. To cater the need of improving transmission system and to meet the requirement of increasing demand of both industrial and rural load in the State of West Bengal, various transmission projects are under execution.
Human potential have been perceived as powerful resources right from inception stage and the Company makes continuous and concreted efforts to groom itsÃ‚Â HRÃ‚Â to meet the present and future challenges in the field of Technology and Management functions and also focuses on providing an environment conductive for grooming employees to enable them contribute on a continuous basis for the growth of the organisation as also to meet with the rapidly changing industrial scenario.
The scope of work of WBSETC Ltd. is as follows:
Operation and Maintenance of all existing EHV Sub-Stations, equipments and line.
Construction of Green Field EHV Sub-Stations and Transmission Lines as per systemÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s requirement.
Expansion/Augmentation of Sub-Stations.
Replacement of age old worn out Conductors, equipments by new ones.
Adoption of new technology replacing old ones.
Enhancement of I.T. application.