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NESCO – Odisha North Electricity Bill Payment Online

By on August 22, 2015
NESCO – Odisha North Electricity Bill Payment Online
Paying electricity bills online is the easiest way to avoid standing in queues for electricity bill payment. Most states in India now have online bill payment and Odisha is not behind. Recent initiative by NESCO has made sure that there are multiple ways of making online payment for NESCO. People can now make payments using debit cards of 43 major scheduled and nationalized

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What is a Kill A Watt Meter? How it can help to reduce electricity bills?

By on August 27, 2015
What is a Kill A Watt Meter? How it can help to reduce electricity bills?
Electricity meters are around since many decades now. An electricity meter measures the electrical consumption and displays it on the screen. But we are used to the electricity meters (electromechanical or electronic) which measure the total electricity consumption of the entire house or office. But what if you want to measure how much your air conditioner (or refrigerator, washing machine or any other appliance) is consuming? This

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Building Smart Cities: How Smart Meters and Smart grids can help?

By on August 25, 2015
Building Smart Cities: How Smart Meters and Smart grids can help?
There has been a lot of talk about "smart cities" lately. Government of India has declared that India is planning to have 100 new smart cities. Not only India, countries all over the world are striving to build smart cities in order to increase productivity and socio-economic growth of the country. After seeing such enthusiasm around smart cities, one starts wondering- what is a smart city? Why India and so many other countries

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Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2014

By on April 29, 2015
Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2014
As the electricity tariff rates keep changing every year, we at Bijli Bachao thought that it will be very useful for our readers to know about the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for 2014. So we do our research for all the states in India regularly and publish a table that lists all the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for LT (Low Tension) domestic customers in urban centers in India. As the tariffs change, we update them in the list. Please note that

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Electricity meters’ reading comparison: Electromechanical meters, electronic (digital) meters and smart meters

By on August 25, 2015
Electricity meters’ reading comparison: Electromechanical meters, electronic (digital) meters and smart meters
The expenses incurred on electricity consumption are one of those expenses which one has to bear on a regular basis. Every month you receive a bill of the electricity which you have consumed through different appliances. When the bill is surprisingly higher in a certain month, you start thinking, “How come my bill is so high than the previous month, given that my electricity consumption pattern has been the same?” In fact, some people are also of the opinion that

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What is electricity? The basics: voltage, ampere, power explained

By on August 27, 2015
What is electricity? The basics: voltage, ampere, power explained
Look around and you shall find that you are indeed surrounded by electrical appliances. Be it a television, an air conditioner, a water cooler, a ceiling fan or a refrigerator, electrical appliances have become an integral part of our life. In summers when the mercury rises, you just press a button and a cool breeze soothes you. During winters, when you think twice before going under the shower to take a bath, warm water is again just a push of a button away. In

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What are ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) and what do Energy Auditors do?

By on August 27, 2015
What are ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) and what do Energy Auditors do?
Energy saving has been the talk of the world, and very aptly so. Due to the population explosion the pressure on the natural resources available to us is enormous since the supply is not sufficient to cater to the needs of the people for a very long period of time. So, steps should be taken to put a bridle on the exorbitant usage of the natural resources and finding green and sustainable alternatives to the same. An Energy Service Company (ESCO or ESCo) does just the

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Comparison of the output capacity of a coal power plant vs solar power plant

By on August 25, 2015
Comparison of the output capacity of a coal power plant vs solar power plant
Every now and then we come across news of the government setting up some power plant of 500 MW, 1000 MW or even more sometimes, in different parts . Then we wonder if a power plant rated at 1000 MW will produce 1000 MW electrical energy? Not necessarily. A lot of people get confused between the power output of a power plant and the electricity which it is producing. While these two are interrelated they are not the same. There

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Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2015

By on August 22, 2015
Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2015
As the electricity tariff rates keep changing every year, we at Bijli Bachao thought that it will be very useful for our readers to know about the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for 2015. So we do our research for all the states in India regularly and publish a table that lists all the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for LT (Low Tension) domestic customers in urban centers in India. As the tariffs change, we update them in the list. Please note that

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The science of colors – how they impact electricity consumption in a room

By on February 15, 2014
The science of colors – how they impact electricity consumption in a room
This psychology of colors is a subject that is talked about a lot. Much has been discussed on how the color of your walls impact your mood. But with the infographic below we want to introduce a new dimension to your decision of selecting colors for the walls in your house. In the past we had discussed about how interior decoration impact electricity consumption, we

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