The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation
(TANGEDCO) needs to undertake stringent measures to
achieve a turnaround from a loss-making utility to a
The accumulated loss of erstwhile TEB Rs. 167.7 B (Mar
Apart from augmentation & strengthening of generation
and distribution infrastructure ,an enterprise wide
application of IT is required to enhance the operational
efficiency of the organization.
The utility’s T&D losses 17.6 %(2011-2012).
TANGEDEO is making continuous effort and has planned
a host of IT initiatives to reduce:
The technical losses
Improve the efficiency.
Introduction of R-APDRP
Implementing IT applications to facilitate the operation
and maintenance of Thermal power plants and
Providing better services to consumer.
Under Restructured Accelerated Power Development
and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) extensive IT
projects are being implemented for:
2.Billing and collection
3.Energy accounting and auditing
Existing IT application
Presently TANGEDCO has mostly stand alone s/w &
operate on FoxPro.
Low Tension Billing s/w dev and maintain by in-house IT
team for 2,600 section offices .
Spot billing through hand held mc in remote areas.
Computerized billing for high tension HT consumer is
available since 2001.based on clientserver technology.
IT application under implementation
Part A of R-APDRP covers 110 towns in Tamil Nadu .
ITI ltd and Navayug Infotech Ltd have been designated
as system integrators for R-ARDRP projects.
First step-Establishment of data Centre and Disaster
Modules purposed to be covered under R-
Meter data acquisition system
Energy accounting and auditing
New connections ,disconnections and dismantling
GIS based consumer information indexing and asset
GIS based intregrated analysis
Centralised customer care services
Web self sevice
Metering Billing collection
Nodal Agency & ERP System
Power Finance Corporation(PFC) ,the ‘Nodal Agency’ ,has
sanctioned Rs 4.17 B for implementation of R-APDRP for has
been disbursed. Part A.1.25 B
Inorder to stream line plant opration TANGEDCO
implementing ERP system at North Chennai Thermal Power
Station Stage II(2X600MW).
The ERP system will contain :
Financial accounting & control
IT road Map
Formulated an IT road with two objectives :
1.Better Customer services
Mobile bill payment
Integral back office system for consumer services
2.Internal Efficiency of the organization
Thermal generation business process automation system
Power purchase management system
Employee related system
The way Forward
TANGEDCO is carefully planning its IT strategy as in
past the Software development has been unsatisfactory.
A detailed study of SRS.
Implementation of Integrated IT package throughout the
org in phased manner.
Advance it in gen for integrating renewable energy
project with state grids.
At the End….
The utilities growing thrust on IT is excepted to translate
into lower network losses better customer service and