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 - 2019

Area in Sq.Kms 23,307
No of Districts covered 7
No of Talukas covered 45
No of Towns covered 23
No of Consumers in lacs 32.37
No. of Villages 3,461
No of Circles 4
No of Division Offices 19
No of Sub Division Offices 133
No of Sub stations 254
No of Transformer centers 1,59,529
No of Feeders 2,221
No of Employees 6,986
H.T Line in Kms 57,287
L.T Line in Kms 52,488
LT : HT line Ratio 1.09
Daily Energy Required in MUs 64
Connected Load in MW 9,992
Revenue in Cr(2017-18)Rs. 13,230.66

             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.