On 1 st July 1957, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board came into being and has remained the energy provider and distributor all these years. During the period the Government have extended the electrical network to all the villages and towns throughout the state.After 53years of journey on 1st of November 2010 it has restructured itself into TNEB Ltd; Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation(TANGEDCO) Ltd; and Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation (TANTRANSCO) Ltd.
To primarily engage in the business of transmission of electricity and be vested with the transmission assets, interest in property, rights and liabilities of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (The "Board") necessary for the business of transmission, as per the decision of the State Government to reorganise the Board under the provision of Part XIII (Reorganisation of Board) of the Act (and the transfer schemes notified thereunder) and the resolutions, circulars, ordinances and notification issued in these regard and the company shall act as Transmission Licensee under the provision of section 14 of the Electricity Act 2003 from 01/11/10.
(a) Business of TANTRANSCO: To plan, acquire, establish, construct, erect, lay, operate, run, manage, maintain, enlarge, alter, renovate, modernize, work and use a power system network in all its aspects and extra high voltage, high voltage and associated sub-stations, including computers and materials connected with transmission, communication and telemetering equipment, to undertake for and on behalf of others, the erection, operation, maintenance, management of extra high voltage and high voltage lines, associated substations, equipment, apparatus, cables and wires.
(b) Functions of Load Despatch Centre: To undertake planning and coordination activities with regard to transmission works connected with the transmission, in the State scheduling and Load Despatch functions and such other functions as may be assigned to the Company by law or otherwise by the State Government or the Government Authority specified in this behalf concerning the operation of the power system and to coordinate, aid and advise on the activities of other companies/entities, including subsidiaries, associates and affiliates, engaged in generation, transmission, distribution, supply and wheeling of electrical energy.
(c) Research & Development: To study, investigate, collect information and data, review operation, plan, research, design and prepare project report, diagnose operational difficulties and weakness and advise on the remedial measures to improve and undertake development of new and innovative product connected with business of the Company as well as modernize existing Extra High Voltage, High Voltage lines and sub-stations.
(d) Consultancy Services: To provide Engineering Consultancy services.
2.6. List of services provided by the public authority with a brief write-up on them.
The highest transmission voltage of TNEB is at 230 KV and integrated with the 400 KV system of Powergrid in the southern grid. Through this transmission net work, the power generated or imported is being transferred to the grid sub-station. The transmission networks include the transmission lines and the sub-station within the State of Tamil Nadu.
2.7 Arrangements and methods made for seeking public participation/contribution.
1.TNERC has issued guidelines and also notification vide TNERC CGR&EO/ 6/1, dt.08.01.04 and gazetted vide Tamil Nadu GAZZETTE dt 18.02.2004 for establishment and functioning of consumer Grievances Redressal forum and Electricity Ombudsman.
2.A Co-ordination Forum consisting of the following members
1.Chairman TNERC as the Chairman as per E ACT 2003
2.Members TNERC as members of the forum
3.Chairman TANTRANSCO as one of the forum member to represent power utilities engaged in transmission.
4.Chairman NLC as one of the Forum Member to represent generating companies has been constituted under sub-section (4) of section 166 of the Electricity Act 2003 – (Central Act 36 of 2003) and notifiedvideG.O.MS.No.62, dt. 09.08.05.
2.8 Addresses of the main office and other offices at different levels.
Available in Chapter 8
2.9 Working office hours
Summer timing 10:30 Hours 17:00 Hours
Winter timing 10:30 Hours 17:00 Hours
2.10 Duty hours of Engineers for maintaining Power supply