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Electricity is a vital resource for development. An efficient, reliable and well organized power sector capable of delivering quality power along with quality service is a necessity for any progressive community. Earlier, the power sector in the state of Karnataka was serviced by Karnataka Electricity Board. In the year 1999, the state government initiated the reforms process of the power sector to meet the needs of the burgeoning economy. As a first step, in 1999, the Karnataka Electricity Board was bifurcated into two companies. Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) and Vishweswaraiah Vidyut Nigama Limited (VVNL). The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) was also setup in 1999. In the subsequent stage of reforms, the transmission and distribution activities carried out by KPTCL were unbundled and four power distribution companies were formed in June, 2002. MESCOM is one of the companies thus formed, with its headquarters at Mangalore. Another company i,e. CESC was carved out of MESCOM from June, 2005 to manage distribution functions.

 

 

MESCOM is vested with the responsibility of distribution of power to the following four districts of Karnataka:
• Dakshina Kannada
• Udupi
• Shivamogga
• Chikkamagalur

 

Area and Administration: 

 

MESCOM has operations in 4 Nos of districts, 28 Talukas with 24049 Sq.Km of Area having population of 61.55 Lakhs. MESCOM comprises of two O & M Zone at Mangalore and Shivamogga headed by Chief Engineer (Ele), four O & M Circles each at Mangalore, Udupi, Shimoga and Chickmagalur headed by Superintending Engineer (Ele.), 13Nos of - O & M Divisions and 61 Nos of - O & M Sub-Divisions and 237 Nos of O&M Sections.

Power Distribution Assets:

 

KPTCL Stations 90 Nos
MESCOM Stations 40 Nos
11KV Feeders 1029 Nos
Distribution Transformers 80218
Length of HT lines 40,679 Kms
Length of LT Lines 84,407 Kms

 

MESCOM Employees Details:

 

Cadre

Sanctioned Strength

Working Strength

Vacancy

%

Vacancy

Group-A

269

201

68

25.28 %

Group-B

372

306

66

17.74 %

Group-C

2821

1916

905

32.08 %

Group-D

5799

2987

2812

48.49 %

Total

9261

5410

3851

41.58 %

MESCOM Consumer Details:

 

Category based on Tariff

Number of Consumers (in Lakhs)

Domestic

17.70

Commercial

2.19

Industrial

0.33

Street Light

0.24

Water Supply

0.16

 Total

24.29

 

 



Last Updated: 28-04-2020 10:34 AM Updated By: Admin