Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

Tata Power Online Bill Payment and Customer Portal provides offers to save electricity

By on May 3, 2015

Tata Power, one of the three electricity providers in the city of Mumbai provides offers on various electricity saving appliances as part of their DSM (Demand Side Management) program on their customer and online bill payment portal. Many people use the portal to make online bill payment, but a quick look at energy saving option in the list of menu options can take one to discounts and benefits that Tata Power provides to it’s customers.

(note: if you came here looking for online bill payment link for Tata Power, you can click on this link: https://cp.tatapower.com/irj/portal/anonymous/login)

What is DSM?

DSM or Demand Side Management is initiative that electricity providers (distribution utilities) take to manage and modify their customers’ electricity consumption through incentives and education to the consumers. As part of this initiative, utilities offer discounts on energy efficient appliances, help customers in electricity consumption monitoring and also educate customers on saving electricity.

What does Tata Power Offer?

Having access to big number of customers, Tata Power strikes deal with manufacturers to provide deep discounts on energy efficient appliances. For manufacturers a bulk order provides much needed scale to produce the appliances at a lower cost. In past, Tata Power had partnered with appliance manufacturers like Havells India for ceiling fans, OSRAM for T5 tube lights and Carrier India for Air Conditioners. Currently the program for Ceiling Fans is still running and can be availed on following URL (only for Tata Power Customers in Mumbai):

https://cp.tatapower.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.tp~dsm.dsmprogram

Why would Tata Power want to reduce your electricity consumption?

A common question that people ask is: why will utility want to reduce my power consumption? And a quick answer to this is: Electricity consumption is increasing drastically and the production is not growing up at that pace. To make sure that there is sufficient supply for the demand, utilities have to make sure that they help their customers manage their power consumption. It is not that they reduce their profits by helping customers reducing consumption, but they do this to make sure that they are able to supply electricity to all customers as per their demands.

Another problem that utilities face is of peak power demand. There are certain times in the day when the demand for electricity is at its peak. During these times, utilities have to purchase power at very high cost, much higher than the price paid by consumers. To reduce the peak power demand there are two options. Either they reduce the power demand at the peak hours or overall reduction in power demand. While programs such as exchange program on ceiling fans result in overall reduction in demand, programs such as thermal storage result in shift of demand from peak hours to off peak hours.

Hence, by participating in such programs, you not only reduce your own consumption but also help your utility manage the load better.

Benefits of Participating in such programs:

  1. You can get 30-50% electricity savings by using energy efficient appliances. And it does not reduce your comforts.
  2. You get huge discounts on energy efficient appliances (at times up to 50%) that makes your payback early and you recover the extra cost that you pay to buy the appliance in a much shorter duration (due to savings in your electricity bill).
  3. You need not worry about your old appliances as most of these programs are exchange programs and the old appliances are taken away.

All in all, such programs as a win-win for customers, utilities and the country.  So if you are a Tata Power customer in Mumbai, do avail the benefits.



Guest
A.K.Banerjee
May 11, 2015

Sir,
I have a room of 10 x 10.5 ft. with ceiling height of 9 ft. at top floor in south west corner having two large window in both south and west sides at Kolkata. Ac may run for 6 to 10 hours a day for four months in a year during summer. I am interested for inverter split AC. But my problem is to put the outside unit at a suitable place. Can I put it in the wall of my bathroom which is having good window facing south. Otherwise I have to put at a longer distance of 20 ft or more. Pl. suggest me for the best option for tonnage also. I am waiting for your response.
Best regards.
A.K. Banerjee

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ritu
April 28, 2015

I want to purchase split ac for my room. The room dimension is 11*13. I did research for split ac and i find three brands suitable for me LG, Samsung and voltas. the model no of LG and Samsung are are as follows LG LSA5ST3D1, Samsung-AR18JC3ESLWNNA. Samsung is providing 5 year condenser warranty and extra gas refilling between 2 to 5 year and providing free installation till 30th April 2015 but i read reviews of Samsung, which were worst. I also read review of LG and Voltas but i could not find very positive review for these brands. I am very confused for which brand for i go. I am living on top floor(third floor) and facing problem. Can you recommend me brand and model no. which is good for me.

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J.S.Shetty
June 22, 2014

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