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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 overdrawing of current that could otherwise go unmetered. In Chennai, misuse of power supply is a problem.
“Consumers take a connection for one purpose, but use it for another,” said an official. But once the meter fixed with a modem these malpractices can be curbed. “The local EB staff will record the average power consumption of the consumers.
There will be a modem in the meter.
If there is any sudden change in the power consumption, the computer will show a red sign with the corresponding consumer identification number,” said the official. Based on this alert, the TNEB staff will visit the spot and investigate the issue. “This technology will help avoid staff visiting every house or industry to check for pilferage.
Besides, the modem will store daily power consumption of the consumers,” said the official. According to TNEB officials, the statewide transmission & distribution loss stands at 18% on an average.
“This means a financial loss of Rs 4,000 crore,” said the official. Most of the wastage is from districts with agricultural consumers. ” Thanjavur and Cuddalore have high loss rates. This is mainly because of theft and the distance between the distribution point and the consumer,” said the official.
To curb this, TNEB will be installing more sub-stations and strengthening the transmission lines as part of the Centre’s Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP).
For Chennai alone, which has the lowest power loss in the state, Rs 1,000 crore has been allocated. For the entire state, nearly Rs 3,500 crores has been set aside. The first phase of the project involving collection of data pertaining to power supply in districts is under progress. It is expected to be completed to June 2012.
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 period of eight months. As per the tariff, TNEB charges Rs 4.80 per unit for all state government offices. But in the case of the collectorate, TNEB charged only Rs 3.3 per unit, which went unnoticed. “The new tariff had come into effect in August 2010. We have to find out why the tariff was not reflected in the collectorate’s electricity bill,” a senior TNEB official said.
Tariff for government and aided educational institutions is Rs 4.80 per unit and there is also a fixed charge of Rs 50 per service for two months. For municipality, corporation, village and town panchayat buildings, the tariff is Rs 3.40 and there is no fixed charge for services.
Asked whether this was the only instance, he said he did not find any other case like this. “In future, we have to be careful,” he said.
When TNEB officials went to the collectorate and informed about the arrears, bewildered officials refused to pay the amount and asked the TNEB higher authorities to give an explanation. Even when the board gave a detailed explanation about their fault in undercharging, collectorate officials refused to pay the money immediately since the amount is huge. A senior official from the collectorate said: “Since we can’t pay such huge money, we have asked time till this month-end and they (TNEB) have also accepted our request,” he said.
According to the details given by TNEB sources, the city collectorate has been paying on an average Rs 26,000 bi-monthly for their electricity usage. “They should have paid Rs 33,000. Now the arrears is Rs 6,08,000,” the sources informed.
The collectorate building which is situated on Rajaji Salai is maintained by the PWD. There is also fast track court on the premises.
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 St George here, the Chief Minister said during the AIADMK regime between 2001 and 2006, there was no power cut at all in Tamil Nadu. “We were supplying uninterrupted power to all our consumers. At that time, we had an installed capacity of 10,111 mw and were generating power to the full installed capacity. Besides, we were supplying surplus power to other States thus earning a revenue also.”
“But during the DMK rule, power generation came down due to mismanagement, large-scale corruption in the TNEB and import of substandard coal. There was lack of proper maintenance also. Staggered closure of thermal units was not followed. As a result, for many days, there was no power generation in thermal units,” Jayalalithaa observed.
She alleged that in order to purchase power from private players at an exorbitant rate, those in power then took a hefty commission. “We will see to it that generation reaches its full capacity,” she added.
On whether tariff would be hiked as the TNEB was under heavy debt burden, the CM said her government would not take any decision that would burden public.
Questioned whether the five Anna Universities of Technology would be merged and that the colour television scheme and Kalaignar Housing scheme would continue, Jayalalithaa replied: “Please find the answer in the Governor’s address to be delivered on June 3.”
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 news conference at the Secretariat. Replying to a question, she said there was also a charge that power generation was drastically cut down in order to purchase electricity from private companies at exorbitant rates so that those in power received hefty commissions.
The previous government’s lack of planning also led to a fall in power generation, she said. Of the different thermal units, one or the other had to be closed down for maintenance and the shutdown had to be staggered. There should not be a situation where all thermal units were shut down for maintenance. There was no planning and no organisation (in the previous government) and for many days there was no production at major thermal power stations that led to a fall in production.
No power cut then
Recalling that there was no power cut at all in her previous regime during 2001-06, she said customers were supplied quality, uninterrupted power round-the-clock then. At that time, the installed capacity was 10,111 MW. The State was producing power to the full installed capacity and was supplying surplus power to others, earning revenue as well.
Everything changed drastically after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam formed the government, she said. Wrong management was the main reason for the fall in power generation.
Promising to root out corruption and meet the target of 5,000 MW as fast as possible, Ms. Jayalalithaa said the State would also try to exceed the target.
Asked whether the mounting debt burden of the TNEB would result in revision of power tariff, she said: “We are yet to examine all this. However, whatever the situation, we will not increase the burden on the people.”
To questions on continuation of the DMK government’s schemes, the State’s finances, the merger of Anna Universities of Technology and the fate of new Assembly complex, the Chief Minister said the answers could be found in the Governor’s Address to be presented in the Assembly on Friday.
Free rice scheme launched
Earlier, Ms. Jayalalithaa launched the free rice distribution scheme at a fair price shop in Chennai. Under the scheme, a pre-election promise, 20 kg of rice will be given free every month to eligible card-holders, while a smaller group comprising the poorest among the poor will get 35 kg a month.
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 will more wind to turn the turbines by the month end. That will increase power generation by 1,500 MW. “That’s when we can confidently reduce scheduled power cuts,” said aTamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) official.
The brief spells of rains for the past two days in the state brought a relief of 500 MW for TNEB. Due to this, the electricity board was able to relax load shedding for a day. In monetary terms this translates to saving around Rs five crore spent on power purchase.
But the rains also made fluctuations in wind generation. “Some days we used to get 200 MW and on some, nil,” said the official. But the metereological department has given an oral confirmation to the TNEB that wind power will pick up by this month end. “Usually, the wind season starts in the first week of May, but this time it is a bit early,” said the official.
Apart from wind, the weathermen have also predicted rains for Monday. This has given hope to power managers for saving some more power. “If there are good showers, it will be possible for us to avoid the load shedding,” said chairman of TNEB, C P Singh. “On Sunday there was no rain in the city.”
Power managers state that there would be atleast 200 MW relief from the agricultural sector for the next couple of days.”The farmers consume approximately 2,000 MW. But as it has rained, they can avoid using pumps to water the crops,” said Singh.
On Thursday the government announced one-hour scheduled cuts for the city and three hours for the districts. The TNEB was forced to impose power cuts due to the sudden increase in demand. The present demand in the state is around 12,000 MW and supply is 9,300 MW, which includes generation in TN and around 2,000 MW purchased from other states and captive power plants here.
Power supply will be suspended in the following areas between 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. for maintenance work. Supply will be resumed before 5.00 P.M. if the works are completed.
1st June 2010
SHANTHI COLONY AREA: Anna Nagar Est, AA to AH Block 3rd to 15th and 17th Main Road, TNHB Quarters, Anna Nagar East A, B & C Blocks, 3rd to 8th Cross, Kamarajar, Periya Koodal, Bharthipuram, Kathiravan Colony, Gajalakshmi Colony of Shenoy Nagar West, T.V. Amman Koil, Kannappan & Manjakollai St, P.P. Garden, M.M.& Periyar Colony, P.H. Road, 11 to 23rd St of Aminjikarai.
27th May 2010
PERAMBUR AREA: Paper Mills, Patel, M.H & Bharathi Road, Bunder Garden, Raghavan, Anandevelu, Teeds Garden & TNP Sts.
GANDHI NAGAR AREA: Part of M.H & GNT Road, Krishnamoorthy & Ethiraj samy Salai, Erukkancherry, Sri Ram Estate, AP Arasu St, Venkateswara & Nehru Nagar.
SAF GAMES VILLAGE AREA: SAF Games Village, Jai Nagar, Panchali Amman Koil, Thiruveethi Amman & Ambethkar Sts. Jaganathan, Amaravathi, SVP, Chinmaya & Sakthi Nagar, J.N.Salai & P.H Road partly, Harihant, Triump, Sams Court Apartments, Valluvar Salai, Vinagagapuram, Thirukumarapuram, Arumbakkam partly.
NUNGAMPAKKAM & MAHALINGAPURAM AREA: Tank Bund Road, Tank Parallel Road, Sterling Avenue, Part of Sterling Road, Pushpa Nagar & Main Road, Rajaji 1,2 & 3rd St, Mahalingapuram Main Road, Lakshmanan, Nachiappan, Vaikundhapuram, Sarojini, Mahalinga Chetty, Saraswathi, Vijalakshmi, Noor Veera Samy, Ramanaicken, Kumarappa, Melpandi Muthu, Jaganathan & Krishnamachari Sts.
TEYNAMPET AREA: Part of Anna Salai & Surrounding areas, Muthaiah, Beerkaran, Eldams Road, T.V. Salai, Seethammal Road, Venus Colony, I, II St, Poes Garden , Jayammal Road, Elango Salai, M.A. Garden, Pilliyar Koil St, Periyar Salai, Kamaraja St & Salai, Murrays Gate Road, Maharaja Surya Road, Maharani Chinnammal Road, Varadharajapuram, Nallan St, Bharthiyar & V.O.V. ST, K.B. Dasan Road.
TILLAI GANGA NAGAR AREA: T.G. Nagar, Part of Nanganallur, Adambakkam & Vanuampet.
PERUNGUDY AREA: Perungudy Industrial Estate, Burma & Secretariat Colony, Manikodi Srinivasa, Marakayar & Santhosh Nagar, Seevaram, Balamurugan Garden, RRE , Corporation & Panchayath Road, Part of ECR, Kazura Garden, Palavakkam, Neelankarai, Marakayar, Vettuvankeni, Kandanchavadi, Part of O.M.Road.
26th May 2010
RAJAJI NAGAR AREA: Janaki Ram Reddy & GKM Colony, Nethaji, Srinivasan & V.V. Nagar, RH Road.
SEMBIUM AREA: MH Road, Part of MPM, Thiru.Vi.Ka., Periyar Nagar and its allied Sts, Subramani, Ramana & Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Gowthamapuram Housing Board, Jawahar Road.
PERUNGALATHUR AREA: New & Old Perungalathur, Peerkankaranai, Mudhichur, Part of West Tambaram and Irumbuliyur.
KOYAMBEDU AREA: Koyembedu Market, Srinivasa, Semathamman, Sastri & Chinmaya Nagar, North, South Mada, Kaliamman Koil, School & Bakthavachalam Sts, Nerkundram, P.H. Road, New Colony, Mettukulam.
MARAIMALAI NAGAR AREA: Maraimalai Nagar, Industrial Estate, \Kattangulathur, Pothari, Thirukatchur, Peramanur, Guduvancheri, Urapakkam, Madampakkam, Vandalur.
KANDANCHAVADI AREA: Govindasamy Nagar, Sandiyappan Salai, MGR Veeranam Road, Thiruvengadam Nagar, Wireless Monitoring Staion Quarters & Sameer Center, Venus Garden, KPK, Old & New Kamaraj Nagar, Vijayashanthi Builders, Rajiv, Soundariya, Kurinji, Venkateswara & Telephone Nagar.
COLLEGE ROAD AREA: Anderson Road, Subbarao Avenue, Haddows, Greams, Safee Md., DPI College, College, Moors, Andarson, Model School, KNK & Nungambakkam High Road, Rat Land Gate, Wallex Garden Complex.
25th May 2010
OTTERI ROAD AREA: Ethiraj Garden, Devaraj & Sachidanandan Sts.
KOLATHUR AREA: Kolathur, Anjugam & Vetrivel Nagar.
THIRUVERKADU AREA: Thiruverkadu, Co-operative Nagar, Goparsanallur, Mooventhar Nagar, Pillaiyarmadanthangal, Ashok Nandavanam, Ishwarya Garden, P/H. Road, Saveetha Dental Hospital, KGP, Rani Anna Nagar, Perumalagaram, Kendriya Vihar, Noombal Road, Abirami, Mahalakshmi, KPS Nagar, Sundaracholapuram.
SEMBIUM & KOLATHUR AREA: Part of MH Road, KKR & Andal Avenue, vetri, Thiru.Vi.Ka. Nagar, Thanikachalam & Kumaran Nagar, Shanthi Colony.
THIRUVANMIYUR AREA: Indira Nagar, Part of Kottivakkam, Periyar Nagar, Kamaraj Nagar East & West, part of LB Road, Thiruvalluvar Salai, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Avvai, Rajaji, Kannappa & MGR Nagar, AGS & Natco colony, VSI Estate.
FORESHORE ESTATE AREA: Santhome High Road, Mada Church Road, Dooming Kuppam, Leith Castle St, Lazarus Church Road, Honehan St, Srinivasapuram, TNHB Qrs, KMN St, Periyapalli St.
SANTHOME AREA: Katchery, Bazar & Rosary Church Road, Nochi Kuppam, Muthu, Appu, KPK & Tam St, Papanasam Sivan Salai.
MANDAVELI AREA: 1 to 13 Trust Cross sts, T.S.V. Kovil, Adam Sts, East/West Circular, V.K. Iyer Road, Nortan St.
MYLAPORE AREA: Kailasapuram, IG Office, Karneswarar & G.N.Chetty, Madhava Perumal Kovil, P.V Kovil, Loganathan & Rakiyappan Sts.
24th May 2010
PALLAVARAM AREA: Part of Pammal, Pallavaram East & West, Part of Pallavaram GST Road, Keelkattalai, Thirusoolam, Veteran Lines. GANDHI NAGAR & KODUNGIYUR AREA: Kamaraj & Sathyavani muthu Salai, Jambuli & Kattabomman St, Seetharam, RV, Poongavanam & Gandhi Nagar, Part of GNT Road, RC Flats.
AMBATTUR AREA: Ambattur Industrial Estate North Phase, Mangalapuram, Pattaravakkam Menambedu Road, Manickam Pill, Kuyavar St, MTH Road.
POOMPUGHAR NAGAR AREA: Poompughar, Jayaram, Thenpalani & Ambika Nagar.
PERUMBUR AREA: Perumbur High Road, SBI Colony, Mettupalayam, Eden Garden, Hyden Garden Jamaliya Nagar, Cooks Road, ESI Qrs.
PULIANTHOPE AREA: Dr. Ambedthkar Road, PTP High Road, PTP Police Qrs, Kosapet, Starhence road, Jatka Stand, Pattalam Market & Qrs.
NAMAZHVARPET AREA: S.S.Puram, Kumaresan Salai, Narayan Mastri St, Shanmugarayan St, Vekatammal Samathy Road, Bricklin road.
CHOOLAI & OTTERI AREA: P.B.Road, Astapujam Road, Rangaiya, Ragava & Manickam Sts. A.P. Road, Ratlar , Kalathiyappa, Dalli, Gopal Manan, Vichur Muthiah Sts, Hunters Road.
PURASAIWAKKAM AREA: Tana, Kariappa, Kandappa, Murugappa, Mukkathal, Muthu, Venkatachala, Valluvar, Kulanthaivelu, Vaikokaran Sts.
VELACHERY AREA: Vijaya, Nehru, Ram, V.G.P. Selva, Lakshmi, Murugu, Dhandeeswaram, Rajalakshmi, Rajendra, Seethapathi, Sararthy, Baby & Tansi nagar, 100’ bye pass road, Kamarajarpuram, Velachery main road, Tharamani & Bye-pass road, Lakshmipuram, Throupati amman koil st, Madipakkam, Pallikaranai, Vanuvampet, Adampakkam.
22nd May 2010
SOTHUPERUMBEDU AREA: Srinium, Angadu, Karanodai, Athoor, Gnayuru, Arumanthai to Vichoor, Sothuperumbedu, Bhoodur, Orakkadu, Sholavaram.
PULIANTHOPE AREA: Sivarajapuram, Sundarapuram, and K.P. Park.
PONNERI AREA: Kavaraipettai, Thandalachery, Puduvoyal Peruvoyal, Panpakkam, Sompattu, Paranambedu, Kilikodi, Arani, Durainallore, Devampattu, Medhur.
SEVEN WELLS & SOWCARPET AREA: Seven Wells, East Sowcarpet, Part of Kondithopu, Muthialpet and Mannady, Minit, St. Xavier, Malayappan, Seven Wells, PG, Peedariar Koil, Shanmugam, Thaiappa, Anai Karan Konar, Veeraswamy, Palayappan, Maduravasal, Francis Toorin, Govindappa Naicken, Sadyappa, Ammam KoilÏ KN Tank, Asirvathapuram, BRN Garden, Ramaswamy, Coral Merchant, Geils, Thambu Chetty Lingi Chetty, Sebbudoss, Post Office, Mookar Nallamuthu Sts.
GUINDY AREA: Industrial Estate, Tiny Sector, Achuthan Nagar, Labour Colony, Arulayampet, Reddy, Parthasarathy Koil St, Ambal Nagar, North phase, Poonamallee Road, Electronic Complex, Inner Ring Rod, Ekkattuthangal.
21st May 2010
KOTTIVAKKAM AREA: Thirurvalluvar Nagar, 1,2,3 & 4th Seaward Road, East Mada, Anna, L.P.Nagar & Kalyani Sts, Kottivakkam Kuppam, New Beach Road, Journalist Colony, Srinivasapuram, Palkalai & Venkateswar Nagar, VGP Layout, Part of EC Road, Anna Salai, AIR Colony, Sankarapuram, Kandasamy, Jayasankar, Karima Nagar Sangam Colony, MGR St, Periyar Salai, Palavakkam and Kottivakkam Kuppam.
S.K. NAGAR AREA: C.T. Court, Mookar, Nallamuthu st, II Line Beach, Moor St. Rajaj Salai, Mannady St, Doss Colour Lab, Indian Bank, Thambu Chetty, Lingu Chetty, Rajaji Salai, Post Office, Errabalu, Adiappan, Reddy Ram, Strotten Muthiah, Ramanujar Iyer, Ayya Mudali, Chandrappa, Palliappan St & lane, Perumal mudali, Marayana mudali, minit, vinayaga mudalai, Elephant Gate, Vanjar , Singanna naicken, Periyanna maistry, Armenian and Sembu Doss St, Sathya Nagar, Island Ground (TTDC). Naval Officers Qrs and mess, Coast Guard, Marshalling yard, Reserve Bank, Army Qrs, Navy Nagar.
THIRUMANGALAM AREA: Anna Nagar West / Extension area. W-Block, C & D Sector, 11th to 20th Main Roads, Kalaivanar, Jeevan Beema, TVS, MMM Hospital, Padaipudu Nagar, Round Building, Collector Colony, Thriuvalleesvarar Nagar, NVN Nagar, CPWD Qrs. Padikuppam Road upto Ben foundation, Emerald Flats, Classic Aprts., Sathyasai Nagar,Welcome Colony
Block 1 to 49 A, T.V. Nagar, J.N. Salai, Asiad, Rohini & Pioneer Colony.
SEMBIUM AREA: Part of MH Road & Ramana Nagar, Chinna Kulandai I to V St, SSV Koil St. Lakshmi Amman Koil St.
ROYAPURAM AREA: Singaragarden 1 to 8th st and part of Somu chetty 1 to 8 th st.
PERIYAR NAGAR: Lakshmipuram, Teacher’s Colony, Sarathy, Shanthi, Ganesh Nagar & Haridoss St.
NAZARATHPET AREA: Nazerathpet, Agaramel, Meppur, Malayambakkam, Varadharajapuram, Bye-Pass Road, Metro Water, Sipcot Pump House.
*The details provided above is taken from TNEB and speakchennai cannot guarantee the accuracy of data. Reference link