MeSEB was constituted under Section (5) of the electricity (Supply) Act 1948 by the Government of Meghalaya vide notification no. PE 304/74 dated 21/12/1974. The board came into existence from 21.01.1975.
The board was initially responsible for the co-ordinate development of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Meghalaya in a most efficient, reliable and economical manner.
In order to bring about accountability, transparency, competitiveness, reduction of losses and improved performance for better customer satisfaction, the government had unbundle Meghalaya State Electricity Board (MSEB) into four corporations under Meghalaya Power Sector Reforms Transfer Scheme 2010.
The newly formed corporations are the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (Me.E.C.L),’ the holding company’, Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (Me.P.D.C.L), ‘the distribution utility arm’, Meghalaya Power Generation Corporation Limited (Me.P.G.C.L), ‘the generation utility arm’, and Meghalaya Power Transmission Corporation Limited (Me.P.T.C.L), ‘the transmission utility arm’.
|1||Installed Generation capacity||Mega Watt||65.20||314.70|
|2||Energy Generation||Million KiloWatt Hour||176.08||861.79|
|3||Connected load within the State||Mega Watt||20.96||630.043|
|4||Energy consumption within the State||Million KiloWatt Hour||33.346||1072.53|
|5||Number of consumer within the State||Number||7377||350306|
|6||Number of Grid Sub-Station||Number||2||13|
|7||Number of Electrified Villages||Number||261||5462|
|8||Per capita consumption||Kilowatt hour||–||398|