Electricity in Salem

Electricity in Salem
Electricity in Salem


Tamil Nadu Electricity Board in Salem is cemented at Arunachala Aasari Street in Salem Fort. The Board is responsible to supply electricity to the whole of Tamil Nadu. It was first set up in 1957 as Tamil Nadu Electricity Board but later was refurbished to Tamil Nadu electricity Board Limited.

It functions with two subsidiaries: Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) Ltd and Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation (TANTRANSCO) Ltd. TANGEDCO strives to generate and strew power across all the villages and towns in the state. It also envisages disseminating electricity to individual houses resolving to be a state with 100% electrification.

Online bill payment facilities are availed by the department by logging on to www.tnebnet.org. Tamil Nadu has four power plants that are exclusively relying on coal- Tuticorin, Ennore, Mettur and North Chennai thermal power station.

Mettur Thermal Power Plant:

50 km away from Salem city is the Mettur dam hydro and thermal power station is located. The first inland power station, mettur thermal plant was commissioned at stages starting from 1987. Eastern coal field limited (Mugma and Raniganj) and Mahanadi coal field limited (lb valley and Talcher) supply the coal sufficient for the power plant.

Mettur Thermal Power Plant in Salem
Mettur Power Plant in Salem


They are first deported to Vizag (Andhra Pradesh), Haldia (West Bengal) and Paradip (Orissa). From these load ports, they are further disseminated to Tuticorin and Ennore by ship.  And finally from the Ennore port, it is discharged to the Ennore and Mettur thermal power station.


Solar Energy in Salem:

Myriads of private based companies are on the run promoting solar products to alleviate the energy concerns as the demand has far exceeded the supply. The transgressed and extravagant use of the electrical appliances has created an imbalance in the production-supply ratio and sole way to circumvent the hurdle is to rely on solar energy.

Solar Enery in Salem
Solar Energy in Salem


Legions of in house facilities are offered by the companies whereby to reduce the power consumption at home by several tones.


Electricity Tariff For Domestic Use in Salem:

Electricity Tariffs in SalemConsumption of up to 100 units have a per unit charge of Rs.1 and fixed charge of Rs.20 for two months which is the same even if the consumption is up to 200 units.

But the current consumption (CC) rate of power used up to Rs.200 is Rs 1.50/unit.  For the consumption of power up to 500 units have a fixed charge of Rs.30 for two months and a CC charge of Rs.2/unit only if the slab range is from 0-200 units.

But if the slab range is 201-500 units, then CC charge of Rs.3/unit and a fixed charge of Rs.30 is to be paid.

The consumption of power beyond 500 units and slab range of 0-200 costs a fixed charge of Rs.40 with a CC charge of Rs.3/unit and for the slab range of 201-500, the CC is Rs.4. For the consumption slab range of 501 units, the CC charge is Rs.5.75/unit.


Electricity Tariff for Commercial Use in Salem:

As far as the commercial use of power is concerned the tariff obviously varies. The consumption of power up to 100 units with a slab consumption range of 0-100 has 120/KW as the fixed charge for two months with a CC charge of Rs.4.30. But for the power usage beyond 100 units has CC charge of Rs.7 per unit and 120 per KW as fixed charge for two months.

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