Tag: Cesu

'Fani' bitten CESU clueless; denizens 'hiss' with rage over lingering plug-out

Bhubaneswar: Forty eight hours have gone by. The State Capital, Bhubaneswar, is yet to limp out of its dark age bequeathed by the extremely severe cyclone Fani. Four grids in the Capital city are yet to be charged. CESU is not ready to hazard a guess on when would the power supply in the city […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
OPTCL plans complete power supply in Capital city within 72hrs!

Bhubaneswar: With the State-run energy utility Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) going to put in place the ERS (Emergency Restoration System) structures in Fani hit Chandaka grid, power supply to the Capital city will likely to be restored fully in next 48-72 hours. According to Uttam Kumar Samal, Director, OPTCL, a 400KV transmission tower […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
'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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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, […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Tata Power Odisha electricity
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021