TNEB Press Release for Industrial and Commercial Consumers

TANGEDCO has stated to adopt previous month billing (PMC) for all LT and LTCT
services whose bill month is March 2020/April 2020 and the reading date is from
22.03.2020 to 30.04.2020 i.e to adopt the amount billed for January 2020/February
2020/March 2020, as the case may be, as bill amount for March 2020/April 2020.
2.0) In this connection, several LT/LTCT Industrial and Commercial consumers
have represented to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu that as many of such
LT/LTCT Industrial and Commercial establishments are not functioning during the lock
down period due to COVID-19, PMC Billing [(ie) bill raised based on the previous
month’s amount assessed] is higher as compared to the actual usage.
3.0) In view of the LT/LTCT Industrial and Commercial consumers’
representation, based on the direction of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,
the Hon’ble Minister for Electricity, Prohibition & Excise, has instructed to accept
‘self-assessment’ reading as furnished by the LT/LTCT industrial and commercial
consumers for the bill month April 2020 instead of PMC billing. Hence, EDCs may be
instructed to accept the “self-assessment reading” furnished by the LT/LTCT
Industrial and commercial consumers alone:
a) Through SMS/Whatsapp/E-mail Message to the AE/JE’s (Section Officer)
Mobile Number/E-mail ID in the form of Text or photo image of the
Kwhr/Kvahr/MD (as applicable). The respective AE/JE’s (Section Officer)
Mobile Number/E-mail ID can be obtained by the LT/LTCT Industrial and
Commercial consumers from TANGEDCO’s website www.tangedco.gov.in
b) Based on the reading furnished by the LT/LTCT industrial and commercial
consumers the Section Officer shall raise the bill for April 2020 instead of PMC
billing. The bills can be communicated to the respective consumers in the
same mode as the readings have been received (SMS/Whatsapp/E-mail
Message) by the Section Officer concerned.
c) The LT/LTCT consumers may be advised to make use of the online payment
facilities such as Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Payment Gateway,
Bharath Bill Pay System (BBPS) etc., for the payment of current consumption
charges and other arrear charges, as a precautionary measure.
d) The above instructions would not apply to other consumer categories, such
as LT domestic consumers etc., and are valid till 3.5.2020.”

Chief Financial Controller/Revenue

Issued by: Chief Public Relations Officer
TANGEDCO, Chennai – 2.