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At present, the power is drawn from Tiruvarur grid of Tamil Nadu. A Gas Power Generation Plant (I Phase) has been set up at T.R. Pattinam with a capacity of 32.5 MW by the PPCL. Moreover two numbers of Sub-Stations with 110/11 KV at Pillaitheruvaasal and Surakudy are also functioning.

IMPROVEMENTS : It is pleased to inform that 11 KV Capacitor Banks of 3.6 MVAR capacity have been successfully commissioned into service on 06-08-2008 at the 110/11 KV Pillaitheruvaasal Sub-Station in Karaikal Region, which has resulted in considerable improvement of 11 KV Bus Parameters.

ADMINISTRATION: The Executive Engineer is the Head of Office of the Electricity Department, Karaikal and he is supported by the technical team of officials and Ministerial Staff.

History : The emergence of the Electricity Department, Karaikal, has taken place on 01-02-1967. Until then, the Electricity Private Company was in existence since 1935 with the Headquarters at Thiruchirapalli. The department started functioning under the overall control of an Assistant Engineer was posted. The Electricity Department at Karaikal then came under the control of Executive Engineer-III who had his Headquarters at Puducherry. In 1982, Electricity Department, Karaikal became an independent division with Thiru G. Krishnamoorthy as the head of office-cum-Executive Engineer.

Functions and Objectives of the Electricity Department, Karaikal. :