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Now, Tata Power customers can know about daily consumption

The consumers of Tata Power in the Capital will soon be able to know about their daily electricity consumption and access various other details like reasons for technical fault in transmission line with the company working on a Rs 100-crore project to introduce “new-age” technology.

Under the first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, domestic consumers of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL), will be no longer required to report to the company about snapping of supplies as real-time monitoring of power transmission to all consumers will be ensured through a communication network, currently used by a few countries.

TPDDL CEO and Managing Director Praveer Sinha said consumers, by using an app in their smartphones, will be able to access a host of information such as consumption during peak and off-peak hours, details of consumption for any period in the current fiscal compared to same period a year ago, etc.

He said technology for the ambitious smart-metering and communication network project is being sourced from across the globe and a number of leading companies such as General Electricals, IBM have been roped in. 

“It will totally be a whole new experience for our consumers in Delhi. Such an ambitious project is being implemented for the first time in the country. We are planning to cover 2.5 lakh consumers by April 2018 under the project which will be rolled out in early next year,” Sinha said.

He said that the TPDDL was also augmenting its infrastructure for introduction of the Time of Day metering (TOD), which involves dividing the day, month and year into tariff slots and with higher rates at peak load periods and low tariff rates at off-peak load periods.

Delhi’s power regulator DERC has planned to introduce TOD, a concept borrowed from European countries, under which price of power is much lower in off-peak hours of the day compared to peak hours of 7 to 10 pm.

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