About Central Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Ltd.
The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (the Commission) vide its order dated 31.03.1999 passed in case No.2/99, under the provisions of the Odisha Electricity Reform Act, 1995, had issued License to Central Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Ltd. (CESCO) Registered Office: 2nd Floor, IDCO Tower, Janpath, Bhubaneswar-751022, Dist: Khurda, Odisha, to carry out the business of Distribution & Retail Supply in the area of supply as mentioned in the said license. Under the said license, CESCO had been carrying out the Distribution and Retail Supply as its licensed activity in its area of supply as stated in the said license. The Commission revoked the license of CESCO with effect from 01.04.2005 and on 18.04.2005 the Commission appointed Chief Executive Officer and Administrator (CEO & A) to discharge the licensed activity of Central Zone Electricity Distribution and Supply Utility (CZEDSU). Later, vide order dt.08.09.2006, the Commission in exercise of power u/s 22 of the Electricity Act,2003 has formulated a Scheme named “ Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha ( Operation and Management ) Scheme , 2006 for operation and management of the Utility. The said Scheme shall remain in force for a period of 2 years which may be extended by the Commission in public interest. Under the provisions of said Scheme, all assets, liabilities, rights, proceedings and manpower as well as the license for distribution and supply of electricity held by CESCO has been developed and vested on Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) and it has been authorized to carry out the business of distribution of electricity in accordance with license conditions in respect of area assigned to CESCO under revoked license has to abide by the directions of the Commission issued from time to time. The period of the Scheme is further extended for a period of one year w.e.f. 08.09.2010 to 07.09.2011.As per provision of aforesaid scheme, the Commission has also constituted a Management Board for the general / overall management of CESU. The scheme was again amended and extended upto 07.09.2016. Under the aforesaid Scheme, the CESU has to comply with the provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003 and other relevant statutory provisions and license conditions with regard to distribution of electricity in its area of supply.