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Tag: Cesu

Visually-Challenged Couple In Bhubaneswar Shocked Over Rs 58 Lakh Electricity Bill

Bhubaneswar: A visually-challenged couple in Bhubaneswar woke up to a crude shock after they were handed an electricity bill of Rs 58 lakh. The visually-challenged couple, who reside in Panchagaon area under Airfield police limits in Bhubaneswar, are now in a state of panic after being charged such a huge amount despite being a domestic […]

Amphan Cyclone Affected Nearly 45 Lakh People In Odisha: State Govt

Bhubaneswar: A total of 1500 villages habitated by around 45 lakh people under 89 blocks of the State were affected by the fury of the cyclone Amphan, informed Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy. Tripathy on Thursday spoke with Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba through video conferencing to brief him about damages to lives and property […]

As Odisha Prepares For ‘9Baje9Minute’ For COVID19, Mind The Dos & Don’ts

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to shun the darkness of COVID19 by lighting candles, diyas, torches or mobile flashlights and turning off all the lights at 9 PM today for 9 minutes, citizens have been urged to follow certain steps while observing the routine. The Union Energy Ministry, the Odisha Energy department […]

Coronavirus Curbs: CESU Closes Collection Counters, Urges To Make Online Payment

Bhubaneswar: The Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) in Odisha has announced to close down all its collection counters in districts of Khurda, Kendrapara, Angul & Puri Municipality areas from Mar 23 to 29 as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 outbreak. It has urged all its consumers to use the online payment facility instead of […]

Darkness Under The Lamp- Angul Villages Reel Under Acute Electricity Woes

Angul: Despite 73 years after Indian Independence, there are countless areas in Odisha which are yet to get proper electricity connection and it is especially more shocking when many villages none other than in Angul district, ‘the power generator’ in the State continue to grapple with acute dearth of electricity. According to sources, around 70 […]

SOUTHCO, NESCO Begin Crackdown On Power Defaulters

Berhampur: After the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU), the Southern Electricity Supply Company (SOUTHCO) and North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (NESCO) have started power disconnection drive in their respective jurisdictions. SOUTHCO, as per its earlier announcement, began drive on Sunday to cut electricity connection of people who have not cleared their pending […]

Column: Electrocution Deaths Are Cold-Blooded Killing!

By Sandeep Sahu The all-too-familiar charade has started. It is sickening to watch the blame game by all responsible agencies after 10 persons travelling in a bus were electrocuted at Golanthara in Ganjam district on Sunday. Locals have blamed Southco for the eminently avoidable tragedy, saying they have repeatedly drawn the attention of the power […]

CESU Puts Power Disconnection Drive On Hold; 10-Day Relaxation For Defaulters To Clear Dues

Bhubaneswar: The Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) on Thursday announced to suspend its ongoing power disconnection drive for a temporary period. At a presser, CESU CEO Arun Bothra informed that a 10-day relaxation will be given to the defaulters to clear their pending electricity dues. “As of now, CESU has decided to suspend the disconnection […]

WESCO To Crackdown On Power Defaulters From Feb 18, Nesco & Southco To Follow Soon

Sambalpur/Balasore/Berhampur: After CESU Odisha’s power disconnection drive, other power distribution companies like Western Electricity Supply Company of Odisha (WESCO) has now decided to commence crackdown on electricity bill defaulters from February 18. Authorised Officer, Headquarter Office WESCO, Tapas Kumar Pattnaik on Saturday urged electricity consumers to pay their pending bills by February 17 and informed […]

Beggar Pays Rs 2000 Electricity Bill To Avoid Power Supply Disconnection!

Bhadrak: Struggle and dependency is mostly what we think of when the word “beggar” is mentioned but the story of a divyang, Kartik Nath, a resident of Ward no 30 of Bhadrak who lives by begging, is setting example for many. Amid the crackdown on power defaulters by Central Electricity Supply Utility of Orissa Limited […]

Crackdown On Power Defaulters In Odisha: Electricity Disconnection Drive From Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the deadline provided by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CESU, Arun Bothra ending today, defaulters of power dues in the nine districts under the utility’s jurisdiction will face disconnection from tomorrow. As per a CESU report, 8.95 lakh consumers have a pending dues totaling to Rs 1,494 Crore. A total of 413 […]

Defaulting Commercial Consumers To Face Heat First: CESU On Power Disconnection Drive

Bhubaneswar: The mass disconnection of electricity supply will begin as per schedule with defaulting commercial consumers and households who despite being capable to repay have not deliberately cleared their arrears by 15 January 2020 will face the termination first, Senior General Manager of CESU, Manoj Singh informed today. Addressing queries by the media, Singh reiterated […]

Are Electricity Meters Correct? What Happens To Security Deposits? Odisha Utility Hit By Slew Of RTI Queries

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of proposed disconnection drive of Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) over pending electricity dues, Jan Jagran Manch today opposed the move and threatened for agitation if the ‘anti-people’ order is not withdrawn within 24 hours. Raising doubts over the efficacy of the digital meters installed and whether the security deposits made by consumers […]

Won't Tolerate If Power Supply To Poor Consumers Is Disconnected, Rues Congress; BJP Smells Tata Power-CESU Deal

Bhubaneswar: A day after CESU CEO, Arun Bothra announced about launching special drive from January 16 to disconnect power supply of defaulting consumers, senior Congress leader Suresh Routray today warned the power distribution company to roll back its decision and stated that the party will not tolerate if poor consumers are forced to bear the […]

Odisha Power Discom Workers Stage Protest Opposing Privatisation

Bhubaneswar: Protesting privatisation of the Central Electricity Supply Utility of Orissa Limited (CESU), members of Employees Worker Engineers Ekata Mancha today staged demonstration and held a rally in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the rally was organised from Sailashree Vihar to the office of Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) in Bhubaneswar. The protesting employees alleged that […]

Big Let Down by Odisha public! State sits at top in loss per power theft

Bhubaneswar: It’s incredible. The people here have let down the State. For which, Odisha now tops the country in proportion of power lost per theft in towns. As per the data available under IPDS (Integrated Power Development Scheme) till July 2019, Odisha with a massive 30.54 per cent loss of power per theft sits at […]

Will CESU's high AT&C, T&D losses derail Odisha's discom privatisation 2.0?

Bhubaneswar: Eighteen years after the failure of power discom privatisation in Odisha, the acquisition of CESU (Central electricity Supply Utility) by Tata Power signals a new beginning in the State’s power reforms. Significantly, Delhi, where Tata power is a discom utility, and Odisha have privatised their electricity distribution almost around the same time.  While the […]

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We Hope To Transform Odisha Distribution System With 24x7 Reliable Power: Tata Power

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has reportedly awarded the Letter of Intent (LOI) to The Tata Power Company Limited informing the Company’s selection as the successful bidder to own the licence for the distribution and retail supply of electricity in Odisha’s five circles, together constituting Central Electricity Supply Utility […]

Clear Bills By Jan 15 To Avoid Power Supply Disconnection: CESU CEO To Consumers

Bhubaneswar: Highlighting the essentiality of immediate reforms in the financial health of the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) of Odisha, the Chief Executive Officer of the electricity board Arun Bothra on Tuesday issued an ultimatum to consumers to pay their pending arrears by January 15, 2020, failing which power supply would be disconnected immediately. “At […]

Odisha will witness 139MW peak deficit in Dec 2019: CEA Report

Bhubaneswar: Like the 2018 winter, will power cuts return this winter in Odisha, especially when a Central Electricity Authority’s report predict a 139 MW peak deficit in December 2019? When last year poor hydropower generation was behind the power crisis in winter, the situation is not so this winter. The hydropower generating reservoirs in the […]

Odisha Utility Awards 13 Informers For Reporting Power Theft

Bhubaneswar: For any power utility, electricity theft has always remained a cause of concern. To address the issue, the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) recently launched the ‘theft award scheme’ to encourage people to report power thefts. Under the scheme, CESU today disbursed cash reward amounting to Rs 78,600 to 13 informers for reporting power […]

Rural Power supply Goes Haywire in Odisha: Plug-outs high, No 24X7 Access

Bhubaneswar: The rural power play in Odisha has hiccups galore. While the State even in the monsoon period (August 2019) failed to provide 24X7 power supply in rural areas, the frequent power outages in the villages were highly irritating. As per the data available with State Energy Department, the villages in the districts of Sambalpur, […]

Fani aftermath: Two weeks on, Puri continues to live in dark

Puri: More than two weeks have passed since cyclone Fani made its landfall, but there seems to be no end to the woes of Puri residents, who are yet to get electricity. Even though the administration has restored power at Puri Srimandir, it is not clear when the whole town will get electricity. Residents of […]

Cyclone Fani aftermath: Many parts of Puri, Khurda still in dark

Puri: Even after 11 days have passed since cyclone Fani made landfall in coastal areas of Odisha, several affected parts of Puri and Khurda districts are yet to receive electricity.  While the state government claimed to have restored about 93 per cent piped water supply in Puri, people are anxiously waiting for the restoration of […]

'Not 100%, only 90% of Capital city to have power by May 12'

Bhubaneswar: For power-harried City denizens, here is a distressing news. The Capital city is not going to witness a 100 per cent restoration of power supply by this weekend. Virtually delivering a shock to denizens’ hopes, Energy Secretary Hemant Sharma today said by the May 12 deadline, power supply will be restored to 90 per […]