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Department of Power

Haryana Power sector comprises four wholly State-owned Corporations viz HPGCL, HVPNL, UHBVNL and DHBVNL which after unbundling of the HSEB in 1998 are responsible for power generation, transmission, distribution and trading in the State. These utilities and the HERC work under the administrative control of the Deptt. of Power which is headed by Principal Secretary, Power.

The State power sector was restructured on August 14, 1998. The Haryana State Electricity Board (HSEB) was reorganized initially into two State-owned Corporations namely Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd. (HVPN) and responsible for operation and maintenance of State's own power generating stations. HVPNL was entrusted the power transmission and distribution functions. Simultaneously, an independent regulatory body i.e. Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), was constituted to aid and advise the State Govt. on the development of the power sector, to regulate the power utilities and take appropriate measure to balance the interest of various stake-holders in the power sector, namely electricity consumers, power entities and generation companies etc.

HVPNL was further reorganized on July 1, 1999 by carving out two more Corporations, namely Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. (DHBVNL) with the responsibility of distribution and retail supply of power within their jurisdiction. While UHBVNL is responsible for Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Jind districts, DHBVN caters to Hisar, Fatehabad, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Mewat, Rewari and Narnaul districts is 4368.01 MW. The distribution companies are at the moment serving about 41 lac consumers of different categories. The Haryana Power Utilities (HPUs) are making a befitting contribution to the overall development of the State. The grain yield has greatly enhanced and the overall production has gone up. The modern, sophisticated and state of art industrial centers of Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panipat tell the same story.

We at HPU follow the P2P theory of doing business. That is "Power to People".