Current News: Volume IV, Issue 8, August 2019

Sun, 01/09/2019 - 11:02

Highlights:

  • Consumer guide to grid-connected rooftop solar - Part 3
  • Electric Vehicles - Part 1
  • TN power consumers hail 'must run status' of energy projects
  • India added record 1836 MW of rooftop solar power in last fiscal: Report
  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Order
  • Canada's 'largest' solar project gets green light for construction
  • ECC Voice - Success Story (ECC, Tiruvannamalai)

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Current News - Volume IV, Issue 07, July 2019

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 11:00

Highlights:

  • Consumer guide to grid-connected rooftop solar - Part 2
  • The Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit Series For Household Consumers - Part 8
  • Tamil Nadu: Lack of meters stop homes from tapping solar energy
  • India added record 1836 MW of rooftop solar power in last fiscal: Report
  • Consumer Focus: Ombudsman Order
  • Renewable energy providing more electricity than coal and nuclear power combined in Germany
  • ECC Voice: Success Story (ECC, Tirunelveli)

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ECC Outreach Meeting Report - February 2019

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 20:41

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) conducted outreach meetings in the month of February at Sri Saradha College (Tirunelveli district), Ennore Park (Tiruvallur district), and Pichainanthal Village (Tiruvannamalai district). The objective of the meeting was to educate consumers on energy governance, electricity rights and to create awareness about ECCs. 


 

Mr.V.Ashokan, Advisor, ECC-Tiruvallur gave an introduction about the objectives and functions of ECC. He explained the ECC’s relationship with Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd. (TANGEDCO) officials in resolving consumer problems. ECCs liaison with the TANGEDCO officials to address grievances. 


 

Mr. JeyaKumar, Researcher, Citizen consumer and civic Action Group, gave a detailed explanation on the energy-efficient practices that can be followed at the household level. He also explained the benefits of solar energy and installing rooftop solar. 

 

Mr. Anandan, ECC Advisor, Tiruvannamalai, clarified questions raised by the participants on meter related problems, billing-related problems, agriculture pump sets. He concluded the meeting with a vote of thanks. 

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ECC Outreach Meeting Report - March 2019

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 20:39

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) conducted outreach meetings in March at Vadakarumbalore (Tiruvannamalai district), Thimmanikipatti (Salem district), Pudur (Tiruvallur district). The objective of the meeting was to educate consumers on energy governance, rights of consumers in the electricity sector and to create awareness on ECCs.


 

Mr.Anandan, ECC Advisor, Tiruvannamalai, described the functions of ECC to the participants. He explained the type of complaints registered in the ECCs i.e. its nature and the steps taken by the ECC advisor to solve the complaints. 


 

Mr.Muthusamy, ECC Advisor, Salem, led an interactive session by explaining the process of electricity generation in simple terms to the participants. He further focused on the importance of electricity in our day-to-day life and gave some tips on energy efficiency such as changing the incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps into LED bulbs, using BEE star labeled products, etc.


 

Mr.Ashokan, ECC Advisor, Tiruvallur, clarified the questions raised by the participants on government subsidy for solar energy, additional security deposits charged once in six months and the procedure for applying for net metering. Mr.Dhanraj, ECC Co-ordinator, Tiruvallur, concluded the session with a vote of thanks.

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ECC Outreach Meeting Report - April 2019

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 20:37

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) have conducted outreach meetings in the month of April at Arugankulam, Thalaiyuthu Village (Tirunelveli), Hasthampatti village (Salem), Oragadam village (Tiruvallur), Kalasapakkam Village (Tiruvallur), Nathaveli Village (Cuddalore). The objective of the meeting was to educate consumers on energy governance, rights of consumers in the electricity sector and to create awareness on ECCs.


 

Mr.Shanmugam, ECC Advisor, Tirunelveli, explained in detail the functions of the ECCs, types of complaints registered with the ECCs, and its problem-solving mechanisms. He further informed the participants about the grievance day conducted by the Superintending Engineer once in a month in each division of the circle, where consumers participate and register their complaints.


 

Mr.Prabhakar, NIRT Solar Developer Solutions, gave a presentation on solar power for households. He explained about the benefits of off-grid and on-grid systems of rooftop solar. He highlighted the benefits of using the net-metering facility for rooftop solar systems.

Mr.Ashokan, ECC Advisor, Tiruvallur, talked about the need for energy conservation and the importance of electrical safety measures at the household level. He gave a detailed explanation of how Tamilnadu Electricity Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) generates, transmits and distributes electricity to households. Mr.Anandan,ECC Advisor, Tiruvannamalai, concluded the session with a vote of thanks.      

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ECC Outreach Meeting Report - May 2019

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 20:35

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) have conducted outreach meetings in the month of May at Yethapur (Salem), Katampoondi and Anandal villages (Tiruvannamalai), Pettavaithalai and Muthanpatty villages (Tiruchirappalli), Nandimangalam village (Cuddalore), Karaikalavakkam (Tiruvallur), Nemili town (Vellore), Palayapettai Village (Tirunelveli). 


Mr.Anandan, ECC Advisor, Tiruvannamalai, spoke about the functions of the electricity sector and shared a few examples of electricity problems faced by the people. The objective of the meeting was to educate and create awareness among consumers on ECC functions, energy governance, and solar energy.

Mr.Pachaiyappan, ECC Advisor, Vellore, explained that the Electricity Consumer Cell is a free advisory service on electricity related issues, he explained his role and responsibilities as an ECC Advisor. Further, he listed the common electricity problems in Vellore district and how TANGEDCO officials have helped in solving it. He also encouraged the participants to contact the ECC for further clarifications and suggestions.   



Mr. Prakash, ECC Coordinator, Tiruchirappalli, collected complaints registered during the outreach meetings and concluded the session with a vote of thanks.  

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