Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL)
A key element in the reform process is that the Government shall withdraw from its earlier role as a regulator of the industry and shall limit its role to one of policy formulation and providing policy directions.
In order to provide a legal framework for the reform initiatives, the Government introduced the A.P. Electricity reform bill in the assembly and the same was passed on 28th April 1998. The A.P. Electricity reform act 1998, became effective from 1st February 1999. As envisaged in the act, the vertically integrated monolithic APSEB has been unbundled in to two separate companies, namely Transmission Corporation of A.P. Limited (AP TRANSCO) and Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGENCO) and have become operational from 1st February 1999.
The Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL) has been formed as a successor entity of the erstwhile APSEB through the second statutory transfer scheme, which was notified in the official gazette of the Government of Andhra Pradesh on March 31,2000 (the second transfer scheme) to, inter-alia, separate the then existing Transmission and Bulk Supply undertaking and business of AP Transco from the then existing Distribution and Retail Supply undertaking and business of AP Transco.