Tuesday, August 12, 2014: India’s largest integrated power company, Tata Power, has recorded an increase in the number of consumers in FY14 by 6 per cent in comparison to FY13. During this financial year the national customer base of the company has also crossed the 1.9 million benchmark. An increase of 0.5 million in Mumbai and 1.4 million in Delhi have been recorded by April 2014.
During this financial year, Tata Power’s Mumbai sales also stood at 6,500 MUs as the customer base in the city has increased. This increase includes addition of 111,152 changeover and 9,139 direct consumers during FY14. Delhi customer base increased by 4 per cent and sales in this city stood over 8,000 MUs. Mr. Anil Sardana, managing director of Tata Power stated about the numbers, “Tata Power pioneered the generation of electricity in India nine decades ago. Living by the vision of its founders, Tata Power aims to consistently meet the ever-growing power needs of its consumer with efficient transmission and distribution of energy, superior class of services and constant upgradation of technology. The Company is extremely excited to redefine the contours of Indian ‘Power’ Sector and is committed to ‘lighting up lives’ for generations to come.”
In Mumbai over 2,893 Ckm distribution lines have been developed and 5 Distributing Sub Stations, 85 Consumer Sub Stations, 266 Ckm of HT cable network and 334 Ckm of LT cable network have been added to enhance the power network. The company also kept its promise by providing electricity to around 1,500 consumers at Greenfield slum of Ambujwadi at Malvani, Malad (West) earlier this year. Thus the total figure reached the 1.9 million landmark. Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited took help from an integrated CSR approach and started working closely with low end customers. Hence the company over achieved the Regulatory AT&C loss reduction targets set for FY14.
Now the company wants to focus on enhancing consumer experience in Mumbai. So the company would launch several value added services like training of wiremen, walk through energy audit, industrial and commercial consumers’ coordinated training, safety audits, mobile generator vans for e-bills and emergency. The rising electricity demand is also looked after by the Demand Side management program which helps create an environment for more efficient usage of power. The company’s present power generation capacity is 8613 MW and various fuel sources are used for the same including thermal (coal, gas and oil), hydroelectric power, renewable energy (wind and solar PV) and waste heat recovery.