State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC) is the apex body constituted vide Section 31 of the Indian Electricity Act - 2003 (Central Act No. 36 of 2003) and complies with the directions stipulated in Section 33 to ensure integrated operation of the power system in the state of Meghalaya.
Every licensee, generating company, generating station, sub-station and any other person connected with the operation of the power system shall comply with the directions issued by the State Load Depatch Centre.
SLDC implements the orders/directives from Central Electricity Authority (CEA/NERPC), NERLDC and other statutory bodies like CERC(Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) and The Meghalaya Electricity Regulatory Commission (MeSERC).
State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC) shall be responsible for optimum scheduling and despatch of electricity within a State, in accordance with the contracts entered into with the licensees or the generating companies operating in that State.
State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC) shall be responsible for carrying out real time operations for grid control and despatch of electricity within the State through secure and economic operation of the State grid in accordance with the Grid Standards and the State Grid Code.