The commissioning of the two sets of hydro electric generators having capacities of 100 KW and 56 KW at Leimakhong micro hydel station in 1930 by the then Manipur State Hydro Electric Board marked the beginning of the use of electricity in Manipur. The royal palace and the main area of Imphal town enjoyed electricity generated from this captive hydel station. During the second world war, two more diesel generating sets of 62 KW and 46 KW capacities were installed at the old Imphal Power House by the armed forces for electrification of Imphal and its suburbs. The capacity remained the same without further capacity addition till the end of the first five year plan (1951-56) of the post independence period.
Department of Power, Arunachal Pradesh, is a State Government Department, assigned to carry out all the activities of Power Sector, enforced upon the relevant Acts and Rules of Electricity, Power and Energy, co-ordinate among all the power utilities and stake holders operating in the state and advice the State Government on all matters relating to Power, Electricity and Energy. The Department of Power also implements various Power Projects sanctioned and sponsored by the State and Central Governments. Hydro Power and Non-Conventional energy activities, under the domain of this department, are independantly functioning in the names of: Department of Hydro
Power Development (DHPD) and Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA).
Electrical Supply Companies and corporation: In the year 1999, Karnataka embarked on a major reform of the power sector. As a first step, Karnataka Electricity Board (KEB) was dissolved and in its place, the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) was incorporated. This was followed by the constitution of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) in November 1999. In the next phase of the reform process, the transmission and distribution business managed by KPTCL were unbundled in June 2002. The distribution companies were formed to distribute power in Karnataka. There are:
Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM)
Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM)
Hubli Electricity Supply Company Limited (HESCOM)
Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM)
Chamudeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (CESCO)
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL)
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.
The Department of Power, Nagaland, was established in 1964 to provide power supply to public, industry and agriculture sectors in the State. Power generation being very negligible in the State (about one per cent of the total requirement of power of the State), the major requirement (about 99 per cent) is being met by purchasing power from the Central PSUs such as North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NEEPCO), National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC) and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL). The Department is responsible for transmission, distribution of power and maintenance of transmission and distribution network in the State.
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.