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Why do Power Cuts happen?

By on April 22, 2016
Why do Power Cuts happen?
The phrase “Power Cuts” is quite well known and familiar to most people in India. Many of us have seen lot of power cuts in our lives, some planned and some unplanned. Cursing the government or the electricity distribution company is the most common thing that we do when we face power cuts. When I was growing up I always used to think that there is limited electricity and rationing is happening, so that everyone gets his or her share of it. Having seen things being

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PUVVNL / MVVNL / PVVNL / DVVNL – Uttar Pradesh (UP) Electricity Bill Payment Online

By on May 6, 2015
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 Uttar Pradesh is not behind. Recent unbundling of state electricity boards has resulted in 3 different utilities or electricity providers in Uttar Pradesh. So the UPEB or Uttar Pradesh Electricity Board is

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KSEB – Kerala Online Electricity Bill Payment

By on May 6, 2015
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 Kerala is not behind. KSEB or Kerala State Electricity Board now has an online portal to make payment of electricity bills. It provides the most convenient way of payment by using both credit or debit cards:

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DHBVN / UHBVN – Haryana Electricity Bill Payment Online

By on May 3, 2015
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 Haryana is not behind. Recent unbundling of state electricity boards has resulted in 2 different utilities or electricity providers in Haryana. So the Haryana State Electricity Board is no longer supplying

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Reflective roof top coatings can make a home energy efficient by reducing air conditioning load

By on August 27, 2015
Reflective roof top coatings can make a home energy efficient by reducing air conditioning load
Air conditioning is the biggest paint point for most people concerned about their high electricity bills in summers. On Bijli Bachao we get a lot of visitors looking for help on Air Conditioners. In one of our previous posts we mentioned how using ceiling fan with an air conditioner can help. On response to it, some of the visitors said that ceiling fan should not be used with air conditioner because it will push down hot air from the ceiling. Please refer to our article

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Pumping systems without overhead tanks can significantly increase electricity bills of a group housing society

By on April 22, 2016
Pumping systems without overhead tanks can significantly increase electricity bills of a group housing society
A few months back we got a call from the management committee of a luxury residential complex in Mumbai to help them on their very high electricity bills. Surprisingly their common electricity bills were so high that their monthly maintenance bills were as high as what a family would pay as rent in any other society in the city. On a walk through audit we found that although the lighting used in the complex was most efficient, what was causing high electricity bills

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Things that impact electricity consumption in air conditioners

By on April 27, 2016
Things that impact electricity consumption in air conditioners
It’s peak summer, and one thing that worries most people is: electricity consumption by air conditioners. No wonder, while buying air conditioner, people look for the most energy efficient ones, as air conditioners can bloat the electricity bills quite easily.  Although buying an efficient AC does help, there are more things that impact electricity consumption of an air conditioner while one uses it. While going through an interesting research paper on IIT Madras

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Buying Guide: Dishwasher models, prices and their electricity consumption in India

By on August 16, 2020
Buying Guide: Dishwasher models, prices and their electricity consumption in India
The article provides a detail of  the best dishwashers available in India, discussing important features such as size, brands, settings, features, plate stacking, energy efficiency and also prices. With the prevalent culture of ‘nuclear families’, the time has probably come when the dishwashing will be considered as a prime necessity rather than just a luxury item. In the Indian context, dishwashing is traditionally

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GEB / UGVCL / DGVCL / MGVCL / PGVCL – Gujarat Electricity Bill Payment Online

By on April 29, 2015
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 Gujarat is not behind. Recent unbundling of state electricity boards has resulted in 4 different utilities or electricity providers in Gujarat. So the GEB or Gujarat Electricity Board is no longer supplying

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MPEB / MPPKVVCL / MPMKVVCL – Madhya Pradesh Electricity Bill Payment Online

By on May 3, 2015
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 Madhya Pradesh is not behind. Recent unbundling of state electricity boards has resulted in 3 different utilities or electricity providers in Madhya Pradesh. So the MPEB or Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board

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