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CESC is India’s first fully integrated electrical utility company and it has been on an epic ride ever since 1899 in generating and distributing power in Kolkata and Howrah. The company has private participation in generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power. The company is the sole distributor of electricity within an area of 567sq km of Kolkata & Howrah which include domestic, industrial and commercial users. The company own & operate three thermal power plants. The company own & operate the Transmission & Distribution System through which it supplies electricity to consumers.
In diurnal course, the company has verged upon renewable sources. It has brought forth three projects in three different areas of renewable sources. These are Gujarat Solar, which is a solar plant in Gujarat’s Kutch, Hydro Power Venture (Papu Hydropower Projects Limited & Pachi Hydropower Projects) in Arunachal Pradesh and Wind Power Operation at Dangi in Rajasthan.
The company also installed two thermal power plants to meet the requirement of its electricity. These are Chandrapur Thermal Plant at Chandrapur, Maharastra and Haldia Thermal Plant at Haldia, West Bengal.
With its continuous effort to accomplish the requirement of its consumers and make them easily avail all its services from their premises, it has employed value added online services. By online services, work can be done from consumer’s premises and they don’t have to visit offices for any work.
Business area of the company
The company is engaged in electricity distribution with embedded generation facility, across 567 square kilometres of its licensed area in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. CESC supplies safe, cost-effective and reliable electricity to millions of customers. The Company, through its subsidiaries and an associate, also has a portfolio of independent power generation projects and distribution ventures in other parts of the country.
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