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Our Landmarks



Year Landmarks
1905 Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways Co. Ltd. was formed. B.E.S.T. Co. acquired from British Electric Traction Co. a power house with 110 HP generators & 107 consumers.
1907 Steam power generation started at Wadi Bunder (4300 KW).
1912 Kussara Generating Station Commissioned.
1916 Purchase of power from Tata's began.
1925 Generation Discontinued.
1931 Remote Control of D.C. Substations began.
1947 Management taken over by B.M.C.
1949 First 22KV receiving station commissioned at Apollo & Grant Road.
1951 D.C. to A.C. conversion started.
1954 Primary distribution voltage changed from 5.5 to 6.6 KV.
1955 ABCB introduced.
1957 Maximum demand reached 100 MW.
1958 Intercom introduced.
1960 VHF system installed.
1964 Tram cars discontinued.
1967 Single meter tariff introduced.
1967 SRC system commissioned.
1968 Gas Lamps eliminated.
1969 Material Testing activity started.
1970 Maximum demand reached 200 MW.
1970 Units purchased reached 1000 MUs.
1970 SIMHA Schemes introduced.
1971 PVC cables introduced in system.
1971 EPOXY Cable Jointing introduced.
1977 Primary dist. voltage changed over from 6.6 KV to 11KV - First phase (South).
1981 Minimum Oil Circuit Breaker introduced.
1982 Computerised Electric Bill introduced.
1982 HPSV Lamps introduced.
1982 XLPE Cable introduced.
1982 Primary transformation changed over (From 22KV to 33 KV). (Apollo & Hutatma Chowk).
1985 Vacuum Circuit Breakers introduced.
1985 SF 6 switchgears introduced.
1986 Maximum demand reached 400 MW.
1986 Units purchased reached 2000 MUs.
1989 110KV /11KV receiving station commissioned with GIS at Nariman Point.
1993 Microwave Communication system introduced.
1993 Compact Fluorescent Lamps introduced.
1993 Khetwadi 110 KV / 33KV receiving station commissioned.
1994 Electronics meters introduced in the system.
1994 Primary Dist. Voltage changed over from 6.6 KV to 11KV - First Phase (North).
1994 Primary Transformation changed over from 22KV to 33 KV (Dharavi).
1994 Energy Audit Department formed.
1995 Computer Application Department formed.
1995 Generation Cell formed.
1995 New Intercom system introduced.
1996 Maximum demand reached 600 MW.
1996 Units purchased reached 3000 MUs.
1997 Wardwise functioning of Commercial Departments.
1997 Switched LV capacitors installed.
1997 Towers lighting installed at Chowpatty.
1997 11 KV change over in South Zone completed.
1997 System power factor reached above 0.98.
1997 System maximum demand in MVA reduced due to improvement of power factor.
1997 One Window Redressal system started with 2 KW.
1998 Rkvah charges introduced for agreemental tariffs.
1998 One Window Redressal system extended to 25 KW.
1999 Advance Payment Scheme introduced.
1999 110 KV Backbay Receiving Substation commissioned.
2001 Achieved 100% group control of street lighting lamps.
2002 Automatic switched LV capacitors introduced.
2003 System maximum demand reached 700 MW.
2003 Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum set up.
2005 System maximum demand reached 800 MVA.
2005 Units purchased reached 4000 MUs.
2006 Amnesty Scheme for recovery of long pending electricity bills arrears was launched first time.
2006 A separate cell established for procurement of power and analysis of Availability Based Tariff and Long Term Power Procurement Plan (LTPPP).
2006 First time MERC tariff implemented.
2006 Metering for street lighting provided.
2006 Started issuing colourful electricity bills with bar coding facility.
2006 O & M (NE) Division established.
2006 Automatic Cheque acceptance machine against electricity bills introducing on trial basis.
2009 Jury award for overall performance received from India power Awards.
2011 Awarded Siler Medal in "Overall performance of Distribution Licensee" category by India power Awards for Year 2009-10l.
2011 Awarded Gold Medal in "Overall performance of Distribution Licensee" category by India power Awards for Year 2010-11.
2012 Awarded BEST City" for "Best Power Availability" category by lead journalism house ABP NEWS at New Delhi .
2012 SMS Alert facility for consumer information implemented.
2014 Online Filing of Electricty connection requests enabled.
2015 Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) implemented.
2015 RAM capacity was upgraded for Billing and Vidushi servers from 24 GB to 48 GB.
2016 Mi BEST' moble App launched for BEST Electricity Consumers.
2016 Under National Street Lighting Programme (SLNP) Pilot project for energy conservation by using LED lamps for street lighting executed.
2017 Procedure Order no. 245 was issued which ensures installation of meter on the 6th day after registration of application by the consumer.
2017 BEST reduced cost of getting new electricity connection (for loads up to 150 kW) to 25 % of Per Capita income under "Ease of doing Business-getting Electricity".
2018 Amnesty Scheme 2018 launched for recovery of Arrears.
2018 Establishment of Special Task Force for countering competition by parallel licencees.
2018 Establishment of Suvidha Kendras for the convienence of Electricity Consumers.
2019 Procedure Order was revised thereby reducing the required documents for obtaining Electrical connection.
2020 Meter reading through Mobile App was implemented.
2020 Digital payments were increased to almost 50%.
2020 Developed On Line Portal for excutimg Roof Top Solar(RTS) Subsidy scheme introduced by MNRE for Residential Consumers.