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Odisha  State Discom List

S. No. DISCOM NAME FULL NAME DESCRIPTION
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CESU Central Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Ltd. The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (the Commission) vide its order dated 31.03.1999 passed in case No.2/99, under the provisions of the Odisha Electricity Reform Act, 1995, had issued License to Central Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Ltd. (CESCO) Registered Office: 2nd Floor, IDCO Tower, Janpath, Bhubaneswar-751022, Dist: Khurda, Odisha, to carry out the business of Distribution & Retail Supply in the area of supply as mentioned in the said license. Under the said license, CESCO had been carrying out the Distribution and Retail Supply as its licensed activity in its area of supply as stated in the said license. The Commission revoked the license of CESCO with effect from 01.04.2005 and on 18.04.2005 the Commission appointed Chief Executive Officer and Administrator (CEO & A) to discharge the licensed activity of Central Zone Electricity Distribution and Supply Utility (CZEDSU). Later, vide order dt.08.09.2006, the Commission in exercise of power u/s 22 of the Electricity Act,2003 has formulated a Scheme named “ Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha ( Operation and Management ) Scheme , 2006 for operation and management of the Utility. The said Scheme shall remain in force for a period of 2 years which may be extended by the Commission in public interest. Under the provisions of said Scheme, all assets, liabilities, rights, proceedings and manpower as well as the license for distribution and supply of electricity held by CESCO has been developed and vested on Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) and it has been authorized to carry out the business of distribution of electricity in accordance with license conditions in respect of area assigned to CESCO under revoked license has to abide by the directions of the Commission issued from time to time. The period of the Scheme is further extended for a period of one year w.e.f. 08.09.2010 to 07.09.2011.As per provision of last amendment on 6th Sept, 2008 for the general / overall management of CESU, the Commission has also constituted a Management Board and one Utility Advisory Committee for development of customers services. The scheme is again amended in 2010 and 2011 and in 2012, extended upto 07.09.2013 . Under the aforesaid Scheme, the CESU has to comply with the provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003 and other relevant statutory provisions and license conditions with regard to distribution of electricity in its area of supply. Chairman and CEO of CESU are the full time members of the Board.
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NESCO North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Ltd. North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (NESCO) was incorporated on 19.11.1997 under the Companies Act, 1956. It has taken over the Business of “ Distribution and Retail Supply of Electricity” in the North Eastern Zone of the Odisha of GRIDCO, comprising the Districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, and Bhadrak. Pursuant to the Odisha Electricity Reforms Act 1995 and Odisha Electricity Reforms (Transfer of Assets, Liabilities, Proceedings and Personnel of GRIDCO to Distribution Companies) Rules 1998, in the year 1998 all the assets of GRIDCO pertaining to the distribution business and distribution undertaking in the North Eastern Zone of GRDICO was transferred to NESCO vide Odisha Gazette Notification Published vide S.r.No. 750/98 dated 26/11/1998 and NESCO started its business operation on and from that date. Keeping in view the objectives of the power sector reform, the management of the Company has been handed over to BSES Ltd. (Now Reliance Energy Limited,), Mumbai on 01.04.1999, upon transfer of 51% shares hold by GRIDCO in the company in favour of BSES Ltd. through competitive bidding process.
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WESCO Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Ltd. Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Limited (WESCO) was incorporated as a Public Limited Company on November19, 1997 to carry out the distribution and retail supply business of electricity in the entire western region of Orissa. The Company secured the Certificate of Commencement of business on 30.12.1997 and started functioning as a wholly owned subsidiary of Grid Corporation of Orissa Limited (GRIDCO), a Govt of Orissa power utility, from November 26, 1998 under latter’s Distribution and Retail Supply License. Subsequently, the Company obtained its own license for Retail Supply from Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) with effect from April 1, 1999. After privatisation of Distribution business under power sector reform process ,WESCO became a subsidiary of BSES Ltd , the premier Mumbai based Power Utility with acquisition 51 % majority share-holding. The authorised and paid up capital of the Company is 48.65 crores . The licensed area of operation of the Company is 48,000 sq. km and covers nine revenue districts of Western Orissa namely, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Bargarh, Sonepur, Bolangir, Nuapada and Kalahandi. Consequent upon acquisition of BSES Ltd by Reliance India Ltd, WESCO becomes an associate company of the former(BSES). Since April 1st 2003 the company is an associate company of BSES Ltd.
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SOUTHCO Southern Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Ltd. The Southern Electricity Supply Company Of Orissa Limited (SOUTHCO) was incorporated on 19-11-1997 under the Companies Act,1956 as a Public Limited Company. The Company started functioning with effect from 26-11-1998, under the distribution and retail supply license of GRIDCO, after notification in the official gazette by the Govt. of Orissa. SOUTHCO received the Distribution and Retail Supply license from Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) for distribution and retail supply of electricity in the Southern Orissa, consisting of districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Phulabani, Kandhamal, Nawrangpur, Malkangiri, and Puri (some parts) with effect from 01-04-1999. By virtue of Power Sector reform in Orissa, SOUTHCO became a subsidiary of BSES Limited, Mumbai on 1st April, 1999 by acquisition of 51% of the shareholding of the Company by BSES Limited. The Company has authorised and paid up capital of Rs.37.66 crores.