West Bengal State Electricity Board (WBSEB) was a state owned electricity regulation board which came into being on 01.05.1955 and was operating within the state of West Bengal in India until 31.03.2007. It has now been restructured and split into two companies namely West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL) and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL). The split came into effect on 01.04.2007 under the provisions of West Bengal Power Reform Scheme, 2007.
WBSETCL is responsible for transmitting power at 66 KV, 132 KV, 220KV and 400KV in the state of West Bengal. WBSETCL has achieved the BEST POWER AVAILABILITY AWARD (Gold Shield) for the year 2007-2008 as a Transmission licensee in India from Ministry of Power Government of India.
WBSEDCL is responsible for distributing power in the state of power at 33KV level and below. This state utility at present has the consumer strength of over 68 Lakhs. WBSEDCL has been recently adjudged "Power India 2008 excellence award" for undertaking Power Sector Reform Initiatives.It is divided into 5 zones Kolkata , Burdwan , Midnapore , Beherampur and Siliguri.It is having customer care centres called zcc having toll free numbers of burdwan:18003453201.