Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd

Department of Power




Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) is a public limited company whole owned by the Government of Assam. It was incorporated on the 23rd day of October’2009 and has been registered under Indian Companies Act’1956.

The main purpose of forming the Company was to take over, manage and operate the electricity distribution system, assets, liabilities, undertaking of the erstwhile Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) pursuant to a notified transfer scheme in terms of Part XIII of the Electricity Act, 2003.

The primary purpose of the Company is to undertake distribution, trading and supply of electricity in the state of Assam or outside it in accordance with provisions of Applicable Law and all activities ancillary or appurtenant thereto. It has also the mandate to develop, maintain and operate the power distribution system in the state of Assam. In carrying out the work of supplying power, APDCL reaches every part of the state. The company is serving the people of Assam with a consumer base of more than 33 lakhs. This is growing year by year.


To be the catalyst for Holistic Growth of the State of Assam by powering Agriculture and Industry; lighting homes – rural and urban & generating internal resources for continually improving Technology & Delivery System to induce Customer Delight


Our Commitment is to make Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL) the pride of ASSAM. According to the employees of APDCL, the following 15 KEY TASK AREAS should be undertaken to achieve Our Mission:

  • Advanced planning for procurement of electricity to cater to the consumers according to demand

  • Enhancing the capacity of the electrical sub-divisions and distribution networks by investing in infrastructure

  • Expanding the distribution network to supply power to all the villages

  • Increasing awareness among the consumers about economic use of electricity

  • Replacement of Electro-Mechanical Meters with Electronic Meters

  • To give emphasis on 100% Revenue collection, energy audit and error-free billing

  • Engagement of Franchisee to improve the services to the consumers

  • To set up Vigilance Cell to detect unauthorized use of electricity

  • Training the employees for consumer-friendly behaviour

  • To set up state-of-the-art customer care centre and carry out consumer indexing

  • Strong resolve for financial discipline

  • Take proper steps to increase faith among consumers

  • Proper planning for an effective HT/LT Ratio

  • To reduce AT&C Losses by augmenting 1-Ph lines wherever required

  • Installation of underground cable in lieu of overhead lines