ABOUT PSEB

The Punjab State Electricity Board(PSEB) is a statutory body formed on 1-2-1959 under the Electricity Supply Act, 1948. Subsequently with the re-organization of the erstwhile State of Punjab under the 'Punjab Re-organization Act 1966' the PSEB in its present form came into existence w.e.f Ist May, 1967.
Starting with the modest installed capacity of 62 MW, the PSEB has grown up by leaps and bounds with generating capacity of 5689MW as on 31-3-2001. The Board's gross generation during the year 2000-01 was 28369MU.
PSEB operates its own Generation Power Plants and also gets power as its share from BBMB. It also gets power as per its allocation from the Central Sector Power Projects. The PSEB also constructs and maintains its Transmission and Distribution System for providing efficient services to the various categories of electricity consumers in the state.
Though the wellnit network of Transmission and Distribution System, PSEB is proud of serving more than 52 lakhs consumers, comprising of approx. 43 lakhs General, 11 lakhs Industrial, 8 lakhs Agricultural connections.

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