Tamilnadu stares at power crisis due to low coal stock

A global crisis that has triggered a shortage of coal in India may have its impact on Tamilnadu too. For, TANGEDCO’s five thermal power stations at North Chennai, Tuticorin and Mettur have an average of just four days of coal stock left with them. Continue Reading

TN plans to add 25,000 MW of new capacity in 10 years

Tamilnadu government is planning to add 25,000 MW of new capacity in the next 10 years to bring down power purchase cost and achieve self-sufficiency in meeting energy needs of the State. Continue Reading

Power consumption reading on monthly basis: Minister

Minister of Electricity and Prohibition and Excise V Senthil Balaji said that monthly reading of electricity consumption will be implemented at the earliest in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

TNEB changes domain names of its three sites

Tamilnadu Electricity Board has hosted three numbers of websites namely ‘www.tangedco.gov.in, www.tantransco.gov.in and www.tnebltd.gov.in’ to facilitate the consumers and general public to access the TNEB’s services. Continue Reading

Madras HC dismisses PIL against higher EB bills during lockdown

The Madras High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the alleged enhanced power charges levied by TANGEDCO during the lockdown period that came into force in the third week of March. Continue Reading

HC questions govt over calculation of electricity bill during lockdown

The Madras High Court today sought an explanation from the Tamilnadu government on how electricity bills are being calculated during the Covid-19 induced lockdown period. Continue Reading

What led to exorbitant electricity bills?

After News Today published on its website a story on concerns raised by electricity consumers who complained that they have been charged more than thrice the amount of what they usually pay, TNEB came out with a clarification Wednesday evening, saying that people are only being billed for what they had consumed. Continue Reading