ECC Salem conducted outreach meetings at Mullai Nagar on November 19, 2018, Panangadu on December 24, 2018, and Thirumanur on January 19, 2019, in the Salem district. The objective of the meetings was to describe the functions of ECC and educate consumers about electricity rights, safety, and governance. Both domestic and commercial consumers attended the outreach meeting.

Mr.Muthusamy, ECC Advisor, Salem, advised the consumers to submit petitions to the relevant TANGEDCO officials instead of contacting the field staff in order to avoid the delay in resolving the complaints. He also clarified questions raised by the participants on the functions of a digital meter, redressal of power cut complaints by TANGEDCO.  He further explained the importance of energy efficiency and conservation at household levels.

Mr.Jeyakumar, Researcher, CAG, presented on the types of renewable energy and explained the advantages of solar energy. He further explained the process of rooftop solar installation and the advantages of having a net metering facility. He also provided examples of energy saving methods such as shifting from normal bulbs and tube lights to LED bulbs and LED tube lights and correct placement of home appliances.

Mr. Bhoopathy, President, Salem Consumer Voice, concluded the sessions with a vote of thanks.