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05 May 2020 -National Tata Power revitalised the Distribution Sector in India through various Technological Innovations

We are moving towards a technology driven economy wherein meeting the ever-growing power demands of India’s industrial cities is one of the challenging tasks. And, making this possible to achieve is Tata Power’s efficient transmission and distribution system which has revitalised the distribution sector by continuously upgrading the technology.

Tata Power’s unique 'Islanding System' has over the years ensured an uninterrupted and reliable supply of power in Mumbai. In case of a grid failure, the Islanding System ensures uninterrupted power supply within the city limits. In case of a breakdown in the Western Regional Power Grid, Tata Power's system is automatically isolated from the rest of the grid. It ensures that our generating units continue to function. All essential services are assured continuity of power supply.

Being an early adopter of technological innovations, Tata Power offers various ‘new-age’ services such as Microsoft Kaizala app, Know Your Electricity Consumption (KYEC) app, Smart Meter Reading Device app, GIS based location tracking for technicians and WI-Fi meter reading device.

While Kaizala offers one click solutions for consumers to register complaint, view & pay bills, KYEC enables customers to get details of energy consumption records, enabling them to control electricity consumption. On the other hand, the Smart meter reading device app captures meter reading and bill dispatch process online thereby improving efficiency and effectiveness of process. The GIS Location tracker helps customers receive online update of the technician’s position once he/she logs in a power failure complaint while the Wi-Fi meter reading device captures accurate meter reading eliminating human intervention.

Additionally, with initiatives like- High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS), E House and Underground Feeder Pillar (Link Box), the company has helped reduce space constraints & ensured timely installation along with enhanced safety of its distribution network in Mumbai. While the HVDS deploys pole mounted transformers with associated Low Voltage (LV) Distribution, the LV coaxial service cables and the LV connector system are provided with plug-in type design thereby reducing technical losses and enhanced safety features coupled with higher reliability. These technological introductions for HV/LV distribution system are essentially tool free and eliminates the risk of errors in the field.

The E House (Electrical House) helps to reduce space and installation time for 33 /11 kV Grid Substations. E House is a prefabricated enclosure housing the 33kV/11 kV switchgear with associated auxiliaries installed, tested and ready to be commissioned once delivered to site. The installation of Underground Feeder Pillar (Link Box) along with a new generation compact & fully insulated service pillar into the LV distribution network, will help to enhance safety and cut down the electrical losses, eliminate the menace of power theft and pilferages in congested areas where space is a constraint.

Speaking on the innovations, Mr. Sanjay Banga, President – Transmission & Distribution, Tata Power stated, "We have been the frontrunner in implementing power distribution reforms in India and have been widely acknowledged for our consumer friendly practices. We aim to introduce further innovations in technology to ensure smooth, secure services for our vast customer base in the coming years."

With the convergence of sectors such as transport and electricity through E-Vehicle and consumers becoming Prosumers, Tata Power has evolved significantly in handling the dynamic demand supply situation and network contingencies.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10,763 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain - generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 30% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, micro grids and home automation & smart meters. It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India, namely ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.

With its 103 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com