In accordance with section
32 of Electricity Act, 2003 roles and functions of SLDCs
are as under:
i) The SLDCs shall
be the Apex Body to ensure integrated operation of the power system in a
ii) SLDCs shall :
be responsible for optimum scheduling and despatch
of electricity within a State in accordance with the contracts entered into with
the licensees or the generating Companies operating
in that State.
- monitor grid operation.
accounts of the quantity of electricity transmitted through State grid.
exercise supervision and control over the inter-State transmission system.
responsible for carrying out real time operation for grid control and
despatch of electricity within the State through secure and economic
operation of the State Grid in accordance with the Grid standards and State Grid
iii) SLDCs in the Southern Region are performing the following functions.
- Overall supervision, monitoring and control
of the integrated power system in the State on real time basis for ensuring stability,
security and economy operation of the power system in the State.
- Optimum scheduling and dispatch of electricity
within the State. For this
SLDCs estimate the demand
of the State / DISCOMS, as may be the case, availability of power in the State/DISCOMS
from State generators and other sources
like Central Generating stations, bilateral
contracts etc, conveys the final requisition to RLDCs
on the State’s entitlement from the Central Generating Stations and bilateral transactions
under open access, if any, and issues
final dispatch schedule to the State Generators and drawal
schedule to the DISCOMS.