Inception of the Company

             Pursuant to direction from Government of Gujarat for reorganization of the power sector in the state, Gujarat Electricity Board has been unbundled into separate seven Companies with functional responsibilities for generation, transmission, distribution and trading of electricity with complete autonomous operations.
            Accordingly, the distribution undertakings and functions of the Southern Distribution Zone of the erstwhile GEB stand transferred to and vest in Dakshin Gujrat Vij Company Limited.The company was incorporated as a Public Limited Company on 15th September, 2003, primarily to carry out distribution of electricity to retail and bulk consumers and has become operational effective from 1st April 2005. The Company is engaged in distribution of electricity in 7 districts namely Bharuch, Narmada, Surat (except part of Surat City), Tapi, Dangs, Navsari and Valsad in South Gujarat. The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary Company of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited, a government Company. The Company was incorporated with an authorized Capital of Rs. 10 Lacs divided into 1,00,000 equity shares of Rs.10/- each , the same has been increased to Rs. 500 Crores.
             The Registered office of the Company is situated at Nana varachha Road, Nr. Kapodra Char Rasta, Surat-395006.

DGVCL at a Glance as on March - 2015

Area in Sq.Kms 23,307
No of Districts covered 7
No of Talukas covered 37
No of Towns covered 28
No of Consumers in lacs 27.32
No. of Villages 3,518
No of Circles 4
No of Division Offices 19
No of Sub Division Offices 117
No of Sub stations 197
No of Transformer centers 97,992
No of Feeders 1628
No of Employees 6335
H.T Line in Kms 41,989
L.T Line in Kms 46,456
LT : HT line Ratio 1.10
Daily Energy Required in MUs 55
Connected Load in MW 7,391.24
Revenue in Cr(2014-15)Rs. 10,771.47

             The Company has the vision of providing customer satisfaction through service excellence. The company is committed to achieve the goal of providing reliable and quality power at competitive cost and to reach global standards in reducing distribution losses.