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Power Sector

The task of providing electricity to the state of Maharashtra was done by Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB). MSEB was set up in the year 1960 to generate, transmit and distribute power to people in Maharashtra, except Mumbai.

The Maharashtra State Development Agency, established by the state government has been taking various initiatives to increase the power generation through renewable energy. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has also been very proactive in promoting energy generation from renewable energy sources.

MERC has been in the forefront of determining preferential tariffs for renewable. Mahagenco has an installed capacity of 10237 MW, of which nearly 75% comprises of Thermal capacity (6980 MW), one gas based generating station at Uran with an installed capacity of 672 MW. The Hydro Electric Projects in the state were designed, constructed and commissioned through the Water Resource Department (WRD) of the state government.

In the future, projects are planned in the range of 8760 MW in Maharashtra.