STATE LOAD DESPATCH CENTRE, MePTCL was established in 2002 as per Section 31 of The Electricity Act, 2003.
(Constitution of State Load Despatch Centres): ---
- The State Government shall establish a Centre to be known as the State Load Despatch Centre for the purposes of exercising the powers and discharging the functions under this Part.
- The State Load Despatch Centre shall be operated by a Government company or any authority or corporation established or constituted by or under any State Act, as may be notified by the State Government:
Provided that until a Government company or any authority or corporation is notified by the State Government, the State Transmission Utility shall operate the State Load Despatch Centre:
Provided further that no State Load Despatch Centre shall engage in the business of trading in electricity.