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Tata Power steps up efforts to increase consumer base

February 19, 2014 10:07 IST

PowerAmid a chorus for reduction in power rates here, the Tata Power has stepped up its 'Right to choose' exercise for consumers across the city.

The company has organised 880 camps to explain the benefits of changeover or switchover for low-end consumers from their current supplier, mainly Reliance Infrastructure.

During the changeover, consumers can take power from Tata Power on the net work of their current service provider.

In case of switchover, they can become a direct consumer of Tata Power on their own network.

The company added 77,763 consumers from April 1 to December 31, 2013, with 75,125 consumers being low-end (0-300 units).

Tata Power said mechanisms like open access and multiple/parallel licensing in distribution allow consumers avenues to exercise choice.

Currently, Tata Power has a consumer base of 450,000

in the city.

Tata Power said it was undertaking a steady network expansion within the city, with a focus on 11 clusters after receiving directions from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission on August 22, 2012. The company added 300 kms of cable network till December 2013.

In addition, the company added two additional distribution sub-stations and 36 Consumer Sub Stations (CSS), totaling the DSS to 23 DSS and 619 CSS.

S Padmanabhan, Executive Director, Operations in Tata Power said, “We are committed to reducing tariffs for our consumers and potential consumers through on-going efforts to build our own network.

"We will continue to work towards supplying our customers with efficient, affordable, 24X7 uninterrupted power.

"Tata Power is fully committed to provide a choice to its consumers in the true sense by providing world class reliable and affordable service to our consumers.”

BS Reporter in Mumbai