Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) came into being on separation of the erstwhile Mumbai State in the 1960s. The GEB until 2005 was responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy in the whole state of Gujarat.
In support of Governments endeavour for bringing sense of responsibility and responsiveness to the public, the GEB was unbundled, wherein power generation capacity was entrusted to Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL).
With the modest capacity of 315 MW in 1960, GSECL now has 5008 MW power capacity comprising coal, gas, oil, lignite, hydro and wind power.
Per capita consumption of electrical energy in the state in 2011-12 was at 1519.12 units which is almost double of All India average.
In its endeavour for supporting Clean Climatic Initiatives, GSECL has always remained on fore-front. For sustainable ecology, gas is the most viable solution in the available scenario. GSECL has more than 700 MW of Gas Based Power generation capacity. In addition to Gas Based Power Plants, GSECL has also installed wind farm and also commissioned solar based Power Plant. In order to ensure compliance with the environmental issues, follow-up actions for energy conservation through energy audit is done.
Enhancing existing available capacity for meeting with ever-growing need, the power stations are regularly maintained and up kept. Renovation and modernization of the old Power Stations, thereby ensuring their sustained operation at efficient levels is always on the agenda.
With its core strength and business acumen, GEB hitherto being a loss making company is now a profit making organization. The profit earned by the GSECL is continually being ploughed back for generation of additional capacity, thereby making Gujarat as the power surplus State. Though GSECL is making profit, the tariff of GSECL is much lower as compared to comparable Power Projects.
Capacity addition is a continuous process. Keeping this in view, GSECL has implemented / is implementing following projects:
|Sr. No.||Name of the Project||Capacity in MW||Fuel||Planned COD|
|1||Sikka Unit 3 & 4||500||Coal||2012-13|
|2||Dhuvaran CCPP 3||395||Gas||2013-14|
|Under various stages of planning / implementation|
|1||Wanakbori TPS Unit 8||800||Coal||2015-16|
|2||Dholera Power Plant||1600||Coal||2017-18|
As part of Clean-Green Energy programme, GSECL has also initiated process for installing solar panels on roof-top at identified locations within GSECL / GUVNL premises.