Tata Power's Total Customer Base Crosses 1.9 Million Landmark in FY14
OREANDA-NEWS. Tata Power, India's largest integrated power Company, today announced increase in total number of consumers by around 6 percent in FY14 as compared to FY13. In FY14, the Company's national customer base crossed the 1.9 million landmark, with an increased base of 5 lakh in Mumbai and 14 lakh consumers in Delhi as on April 2014.
In FY14, Tata Power Mumbai sales stood at 6,500 MUs catering to the increased Mumbai customer base which included the addition of 111,152 changeover and 9,139 direct consumers during FY14. Tata Power's Delhi customer base grew by 4% in FY14 to reach 1.4 million, with sales of over 8,000 MUs and development of approximately 10,980 Ckm of distribution lines.
Speaking on this accomplishment, Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, stated, “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, network enhancements have been made with the development of over 2,893 Ckm of distribution lines, and the addition of 5 Distributing Sub Stations, 85 Consumer Sub Stations, 266 Ckm of HT cable network, and 334 Ckm of LT cable network. Reiterating its dedication towards its consumers, the Company successfully provided electricity to around 1,500 consumers at its first Greenfield slum of Ambujwadi at Malvani, Malad (West) earlier this year, hiking the total figure to 1.9 million.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited has successfully reduced last mile losses and over achieved the Regulatory AT&C loss reduction targets set for FY14 by working closely with low end consumers through an integrated CSR approach. The fastest growing power utility in the city of Mumbai, Tata Power has set up more than 23 Customer Relations Centers (CRC) and 5 Bill Collection centers within a 2 km radius of consumer base.
The Company aims to enhance the consumer experience in Mumbai through the launch of several value added services such as wiremen training, walk through energy audit, coordinated training for industrial and commercial consumers, safety audits, e-bills and emergency mobile generator vans which will ensure adequate readiness to address any challenges emerging in the future. The Demand Side Management program continuously manages the rising electricity demand by creating an environment for efficient use of power.
The Company today has a total power generation capacity of 8613 MW from various fuel sources such as thermal (coal, gas and oil), hydroelectric power, renewable energy (wind and solar PV) and waste heat recovery.