The Anti Power Theft Squad was formed during the year 1983 and the same has been re designated as Enforcement Wing during the year 2002.
Seventeen Enforcement Squads, each headed by an Assistant Executive Engineer/Electrical are functioning throughout the state under the control of Executive Engineers in 4 divisions i.e. Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy. In addition to these Enforcement Squads, two more squads known as Flying Squad/Chennai and Intelligence Wing are also functioning in the Enforcement wing. The 19 Squads are supervised by the Superintending Engineer/ Enforcement Chennai with overall control of Director General of Police/Vigilance/TANGEDCO.