BESCOM is responsible for Power distribution in 8 districts of Karnataka (Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Chikkaballapura, Kolar, Davanagere, Tumkur, Chitradurga and Ramanagara). BESCOM covers an area of 41,092 Sq. Kms. with a population of over 207 lacs. In the year 1999, Karnataka embarked on a major reform of the power sector.