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Landmarks

1905

Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways Co. Ltd. was formed. B.E.S.T. CO. Acquired from British Electric Traction Co. A Power House with 1100 HP generator & 107 consumers.

1907

Steam power generation started at Wari Bunder (4300 KW).

1912

Kussara generating station commissioned.

1916

Purchase of power from TATA's began.

1925

Generation discontinued.

1931

Remote control of D.C. Substations began.

1947

Management taken over by B.M.C.

1949

First 22 KV. receiving station commissioned at Apollo and Grand Road.

1951

D.C. to A.C. conversion started. 

1954

Primary distribution voltage changed from 5.5 KV to 6.6 KV.

1955

ABCB introduced.

1957

Maximum Demand reached 100 MW.

1958

Intercom introduced.

1960

VHF system installed.

1964

Tramcars discontinued..

1967

Single meter tariff introduced.

1967

Supervisory Remote Control (SRC) system commissioned.

1968

Gas Lamps eliminated.

1969

Material testing activity was started.

1970

Maximum Demand reached 200 MW.

1970

Units purchased reached 1000 MUS.

1970

Simha schemes introduced.

1971

PVC cables introduced in system.

1971

Epoxy cable jointing introduced.

1977

Primary Dist. voltage changed over from 6.6 KV to 11 KV-First phase (South)

1981

Minimum Oil Circuit Breakers Introduced.

1982

High Pressure Sodium Vapour Lamps Introduced.

1982

Computerised Electric Bills Introduced.

1982

XLPE Cables Introduced.

1982

Primary Transformation Voltage Changed Over from 22kV To 33 kV. at Apollo & Hutatma Chowk Receiving Sub Stations. 

1985

Vacuum Circuit Breakers Introduced.

1985

Sf6 Switchgear Introduced.

1986

Maximum Demand Reached 400 MW.

1986

Units Purchased Reached 2000 Million Units.

1989

110kV/11kV Sub Station Commissioned With GIS At Nariman Point.

1993

Microwave Communication System Introduced.

1993

Khetwadi 110kV/33kV Receiving Sub Station Commissioned.

1994

Electronic Meters Introduced In The System.

1994

Primary Distribution Voltage Changed Over From 6.6kV To 11kV-First Phase (North)

1994

Primary Transformation Changed Over From 22kV To 33kV (Dharavi).

1994

Energy Audit Department Formed.

1995

Computer Application Department Formed.

1995

Generation Cell Formed.

1995

New Intercom System Introduced.

1996

Maximum Demand Reached 600 MW.

1996

Units Purchased Reached 3000 Million Units.

1997

Ward-wise Functioning Of Commercial Departments started.

1997

Switched L.V. Capacitors Installed.

1997

Tower Lighting Installed At Chowpatty.

1997

11kv Change Over In South Zone Completed.

1997

System Power Factor Reached Above 0.98.

1997

System Maximum Demand In MVA Reduced Due To Improvement Of Power Factor

1997

One Window Redressal System Started for 2 KW. loads .

1998

RKVAH Charges Introduced For Agreemental Tariffs.

1998

One Window Redressal System Extended To 25 KW.

1999

Advance Payment Scheme Introduced.

1999

110KV Backbay Receiving Substation Commisioned.

2001

Achieved 100% group control of street lighting lamps.

2001

2001 FRP Mini pillars are introduced in system.

2002

Automatic switched capacitor introduced.

2003

System maximum demand reached 700 MW

2003

Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum set up

2005

System maximum demand reached 800 MVA

2005

Units purchased reached 4000MUs

2006

Amnesty scheme for recovery of long pending electricity bills arrears was launched first.

2006

A separate cell established for procurement of power and analysis of Availability Based Tariff and Long Term Power Procurement Plan (LTPPP)

2006

First time MERC tariff implemented.

2006

Metering for street lighting provided.

2006

Started issuing colourful electricity bills with bar coding facility.

2006

O & M (NE) Division established.

2006

Automatic Cheque acceptance machine against electricity bills introducing on trial basis.

2007

Comprehensive Award received in the form of silver shield awarded by Central Electricity Authority (CEA)

2008

2nd India Power Award received for overall utility performance awarded by MERCADOS Energy Market International.

2009

Digitization project

National Award received in the form of Gold Shield for Meritorious Performance in power sector awarded by Ministry of Power Govt. of India.

3rd India Power Award received for overall utility performance awarded by Council of Power Utilities.

2010

Implementation of three remote terminal at system control at Dadar, Pathakwadi and Colaba.

Commissioning of Morarji Mill (33KV / 415 V) RSS

National award received in the form of Silver Shield for Meritorious Performance in power sector awarded by Ministry of Power Govt. of India.

4th India Power Award received for overall utility performance awarded by Council of Power Utilities.

2011

5th India Power Award received for overall utility performance awarded by Council of Power Utilities.

2012

6th India Power Award received for best overall performance (Metro) awarded by Council of Power Utilities.

2013

7th Enertia Award received for best performing Utility (Urban) awarded by Falcon Media.





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