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Smart meters to check power theft

Experts have always stressed on cutting down power losses from theft and long transmission lines. Leveraging advanced technology, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) is now becoming serious about it. The board is planning to install smart meters – equipped with modems to keep track of individual users. A spike would be picked up and alert the board to the possibility of ... Read More »

TNEB, collectorate in row over Rs 6L dues

CHENNAI: The Chennai collectorate and the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) are locked in a dispute over power bill arrears of Rs 6 lakh that have accrued apparently due to undercharging. Officers at the collectorate, which has ten floors and houses various government offices, said they were paying the electricity bills regularly. However, TNEBofficials noticed that they have undercharged the collectorate over a ... Read More »

DMK rule powered corruption in TNEB

CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday alleged that large-scale corruption took place in the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) during the previous DMK regime and that it had resulted in the fall in overall power generation. She also said her government would root out corruption in the TNEB and step-up power generation soon. Addressing a press conference at Fort ... Read More »

“Tamil Nadu power output to go up by 5,000 MW soon”

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday promised steps to increase power generation by 5,000 MW, as mentioned in her party’s election manifesto, but ruled out any revision of power tariff. “Large-scale corruption in the TNEB [Tamil Nadu Electricity Board], especially in import of substandard coal, was one of the main reasons for fall in power generation,” she told a ... Read More »

Prayers answered: Temeratures down, more wind power predicted

CHENNAI: Chennai’s power managers are now praying for more wind. The weathermen say the prayers are being answered, but in multiple ways. Since Thursday, the temperature in the city dipped to 32.9 degree celcius from 34 degree celcius. The demand for power also came down by 500 MW across the state. There’s more good news. The weathermen have confirmed there ... Read More »