Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. is a company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 and having its registered office at 4-A, Gokhle Marg, Lucknow, for carrying out the business of Distribution of electricity within the Area of Supply. Area of supply will include following districts of the State of Uttar Pradesh: Budaun, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur, Hardoi, Sitapur, Unnao, Bahraich, Shrawasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Barabanki, Rae Bareli, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Ambedkarnagar, Lucknow and Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Nagar.
MVVNL started functioning as an independent Distribution company in July 2003.

Brief History :
In pursuance of a reform-restructuring exercise erstwhile UPSEB was unbundled under the first reforms transfer scheme dated 14th Jan 2000, into three separate entities:

  • Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) – vested with the function of Transmission and Distribution within the State.
  • Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL) – vested with the function of Thermal Generation within the State
  • Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UPJVNL) – vested with the function of Hydro Generation within the State.

Through another Transfer Scheme dated 15th January, 2000, assets, liabilities and personnel of Kanpur Electricity Supply Authority (KESA) under UPSEB were transferred to Kanpur Electricity Supply Company (KESCO), a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956.

Need for further unbundling of UPPCL (responsible for both Transmission and Distribution functions) along functional lines was again felt after the enactment of the Electricity Act 2003, and four new distribution companies (“Discoms”) were created vide Uttar Pradesh Transfer of Distribution Undertaking Scheme 2003-

  • Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (Agra Discom),
  • Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (Lucknow Discom),
  • Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (Meerut Discom) and
  • Poorvanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (Varanasi Discom)


-to undertake distribution and supply of electricity in the areas under their respective zones specified in the scheme.

Brief Detail :

Name of Circle/Zone/Discom No. of S/S 11 KV Feeders
Incoming Outgoing Total
EDC Badaun 32   57   125   182  
EDC Bareilly 41   56   143   199  
EDC Shahjahanpur 49   79   186   265  
EUDC Bareilly 21   33   90   123  
Total Bareilly Zone 143   225   544   769  
EDC Faizabad 57   87   195   282  
EDC Gonda 46   64   163   227  
EDC Sultanpur 76   116   263   379  
Total Faizabad Zone 179   267   621   888  
EUDC I Lesa 22   43   183   226  
EUDC II Lesa 16   27   96   123  
EUDC III Lesa 18   36   142   178  
EUDC IV Lesa 20   36   101   137  
EUDC VI Lesa 12   24   95   119  
Total LESA Zone 88   166   617   783  
EDC Hardoi 40   52   145   197  
EDC Raibareili 29   50   111   161  
EDC Sitapur 53   77   190   267  
EDC Unnao 23   36   73   109  
Total Lucknow Zone 145   215   519   734  
Total Madhyanchal 555   873   2301   3174