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Customer service excellence core focus area for Tata Power Odisha Discoms: Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power

17 Nov 2022
~ TP Odisha Discoms have launched several integrated technology tools to enhance customer satisfaction ~
~ To offer clean and green energy products and solutions to the people of Odisha ~

Electricity consumers in Odisha now enjoy an improved and reliable power supply as the State’s electricity distribution is going through a commendable transformation in a short span of time. State’s Discoms have been able to not only reduce the AT&C losses, but there has also been an improvement in the reliability and customer connect.

Many of the legacy issues faced by the customers have been sorted out. Nearly 20 lakh non-working meters have been replaced by Tata Power-led Discoms. In Odisha, the four Discoms—TPCODL, TPNODL, TPSODL, and TPWODL, are supplying power to over 9.5 million consumers.

Tata Power has implemented the deployment of Smart Grid Technologies across the Discoms resulting in enhanced customer satisfaction across the segments. Discoms are focusing on the entire customer journey right from getting connection to metering to billing to complaint redressal to ease of bill payment. Discoms have integrated technology in their services to serve customers well. 

“Our distribution business in Odisha, which we took over progressively in the last two years, has done exceedingly well.  All four Tata Power discoms are providing excellent service to the customers. Odisha is the best model of Public-Private Partnership that is yielding results to the customers of the State. Odisha’s electricity distribution is going through a commendable transformation in a short span of time,” said Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power.

The Discoms have taken up large scale network augmentation and proactive maintenance of power supply network to improve reliability resulting in 30-40% reduction in feeder tripping. Central Power System Control Centres (CPSCCs) have been set up in all Discoms for real time monitoring & dynamic power management. To ensure error-free billing, Optical Character Read (OCR) technology has been implemented.

Around 2000 Fuse Call Centres (FCCs) across the State have been upgraded to better serve rural customers. FCCs comprise customised mobile based application for immediate information flow from customer to lineman and section In-charge.

To offer clean and green energy products and solutions to the people of Odisha, Tata Power is planning to set-up EV charging stations to promote clean mobility across the State. In order to boost the use of renewable energy, TP Discoms will offer rooftop solar installation, solar pumps and home automation solutions.

On the CSR front, a number of initiatives like setting-up of vocational training centres for skill development of women and youths; women literacy centres; and mobile medical vans to provide free check-up and medicines in rural areas have been taken up by the Discoms.

TP Discoms have launched a women empowerment programme called Abha Shakti under which members of the women Self Help Groups (SGHs) have been trained to become social change agents. The members of Abha Shakti have been provided with livelihood skills through digital tech and knowledge of power Discoms' consumer-centric operation viz Meter reading, Billing, and Collection (MBC) activities, thus enabling them to become self-employed.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power (NSE: TATAPOWER; BSE: 500400) is one of India’s largest integrated power companies and together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed / managed capacity of 14,002 MW The Company has a presence across the entire power value chain - generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution, coal & freight, logistics, and trading.

The Company had developed the country’s first Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. With 5142 MW of clean energy generation from solar, wind, hydro, and waste heat recovery accounting for 37% of the overall portfolio, the company is a leader in clean energy generation.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India viz: 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 1,050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand.

Tata Power is currently serving more than 12 million consumers via its Discoms, under public-private partnership model viz. Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd with Government of Delhi in North Delhi; TP Northern Odisha Distribution Ltd, TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd, TP Western Odisha Distribution Ltd, and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Ltd with the Government of Odisha.

With a focus on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation as an integrated solutions providers by looking at new business growth in distributed generation through rooftop solar and microgrids, storage solutions, EV charging infrastructure, ESCO, home automation and smart meters.

With its 107 years track record of technology advancements, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and green initiatives, Tata Power is well poised for multi-fold growth and is committed to lighting up lives for generations to come. For more information visit us at: www.tatapower.com

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