Uttarakhand, the 27th State of India was created on 9th November 2000 as the 10th Himalayan State of the country blessed with the natural and mineral resources in abundance and poised to be a 20000 MW HYDRO POWER HUB of India in the future.
Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd (UPCL), formerly Uttaranchal Power Corporation Ltd was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on February 12, 2001 consequent upon the formation of the State of Uttarachal. UPCL, has been entrusted to cater to the Transmission & Distribution Sectors inherited after the de merger from UPPCL (erstwhile UPSEB) since 1st April 2001. The Electricity Act. 2003 mandated the separation of Transmission functions under Power Sector Reforms. On 1st June 2004, the Power Transmission Corporation Limited (PTCUL) was formed to maintain & operate 132 KV & above Transmission Lines & substations in the State. Today UPCL, the State Power Distribution Utility of the Government of Uttaranchal (GoU) caters to the Sub –Transmission & Distribution Secondary Substations & Distribution Lines 66 KV & below in the State.
UPCL – the Frontline State Power Distribution Utility & service provider of QUALITY & RELIABLE POWER SUPPLY to over 1.89 million consumers of electricity spread over the 13 Districts of Uttarakhand i.e Dehradun, Pauri, Tehri, Haridwar, Pithoragarh, Almora, Nainital, Uttarkashi, Udhamsingh Nagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Bageshwar & Champawat. These electrical consumers are categorized depending ont heir domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial loads. UPCL is also the first electrical utility in India to initiate women empowerment by employing local women through Self Help Groups, as franchisees, for meter reading, bill distribution and revenue collection.
UPCL looks forward to a committed participation from a Team of professionals always striving for performance excellence with new innovative technologies to strengthen the Power Distribution Infrastructure of the STATE in Seamless Integration with Generation & Transmission Utilities for the Socio – economic development.. A comprehensive POWER EVACUATION PLAN is underway with construction of new 33/11 KV Substations in the State.